Structural alterations of an ambiguous musical figure: the scale illusion revisited.

@article{Radvansky1992StructuralAO,
  title={Structural alterations of an ambiguous musical figure: the scale illusion revisited.},
  author={Gabriel Radvansky and William M. Hartmann and Brad Rakerd},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={1992},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={256-62}
}
The scale illusion (Deutsch, 1975) shows the importance of frequency range in the perceptual organization of a sequence of notes. This paper includes three experiments on the scale illusion. Experiments 1 and 2 demonstrated that if the structure of the pattern of notes used in the original scale illusion study is altered slightly, by adding or subtracting a pair of notes from the ends of the sequence, there is a significant decrease in the rate of frequency-based responses, suggesting a weaker… CONTINUE READING

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