The perceptual reality of tone chroma in early infancy.

@article{Demany1984ThePR,
  title={The perceptual reality of tone chroma in early infancy.},
  author={Laurent Demany and François Armand},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={1984},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={57-66}
}
It has often been advanced that pitch is a two-dimensional perceptual attribute, its two dimensions being: (1) tone height, a perceptual quality monotonically related to frequency; and (2) tone chroma, a quality shared by tones forming an octave interval. However, given that many musically uneducated adults do not seem to perceive tone chroma, this model is controversial. We investigated the sensitivity of three-month-old infants to tone chroma by means of a behavioral habituation… CONTINUE READING

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