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Re: neurophysiological studies of the missing fundamental?
> Does anyone know of any neurophysiological studies that have looked
>at the phenomenon of the "missing fundamental"?
Yet another interesting reference is:
Zatorre, R.J. (1988). Pitch perception of complex tones and human
temporal-lobe function. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,
Zatorre's (1988) results suggest that Heschl's gyri and the
surrounding cortex in the right hemisphere play a crucial role in
extracting the pitch corresponding to the fundamental of a complex
tone. His tones had fundamental frequencies in the range 200 to 1000
Some other, related papers by Zatorre and colleagues are:
Samson, S., & Zatorre, R.J. (1991). Recognition memory for text and
melody of songs after unilateral temporal lobe lesion: Evidence for
dual encoding. JEP: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 17, 793-804.
Samson, S., & Zatorre, R.J. (1992). Learning and retention of melodic
and verbal information after unilateral temporal lobectomy.
Neurophsycholgia, 30 (9), 815-826.
Zatorre, R.J. (1989). Intact absolute pitch ability after left
temporal lobectomy. Cortex, 25, 567-580.
Zatorre, R.J., Evans, A.C., Meyer, E., & Gjedde, A. (1992).
Lateralization of phonetic and pitch discrimination in speech
processing. Science, 256, 846-849.
Zatorre, R.J., & Beckett, C. (1989). Multiple coding strategies in
the retention of musical tones by possessors of absolute pitch.
Memory and Cognition, 17, 582-589.
Zatorre, R.J., & Samson, S. (1991). Role of the right temporal
neocortex in retention of pitch in auditory short-term memory. Brain,