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Perfect pitch may not be so ‘perfect’

Humans Get the Gist of Complex Sounds

The human brain opts for the big picture rather than the fine details when it comes to hearing, according to new research published in Psychological Science. ... More>

Perfect Pitch May Not Be Absolute After All

Researchers find that people who think they have perfect pitch may not be as in tune as they think. Their findings show that people with perfect pitch failed to notice a gradual change in pitch while listening to music. ... More>

Study Shows How Bilinguals Switch Between Languages

Individuals who learn two languages at an early age seem to switch back and forth between separate "sound systems" for each language, according to new research. ... More>

Metaphors for Musical Pitch Vary, but the Basic Principles Are the Same

The metaphors we use to describe musical pitch aren’t just linguistic flourishes — visual cues have different effects on our perception of musical pitch depending on the metaphors we use. ... More>