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Re: AP in all of us? New evidence from speech research

Martin, if that was true, a totally deaf person conld never learn any useful
speech which is simply not the case.
On Wed, 9 May 2001, Martin Braun wrote:

> Rebecca,
> wouldn't you think that any pitch memory in the motor systems of the voice,
> if it does exist, must have been mediated via the auditory system?
> Martin
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Rebecca Mercuri <mercuri@gradient.cis.upenn.edu>
> To: <nombraun@POST.NETLINK.SE>
> Cc: <AUDITORY@LISTS.MCGILL.CA>; <mercuri@gradient.cis.upenn.edu>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 5:08 PM
> Subject: Re: AP in all of us? New evidence from speech research
> > In the days when there used to be more "jingle" type ads on TV,
> > if you asked a kid to sing the commercial, they'd typically sing
> > it on or very close to the original pitch the ad was in. I recall
> > some years ago reading or hearing about a study where the popular
> > acapella baseball songs (ones not prompted by the stadium organist)
> > were surveyed and folks around the US sang those at the same pitch
> > as well.
> >
> > My personal theory is that it's a physical memory -- song singing
> > involves the muscles (or whatever they are) in the throat/larynx
> > and there's probably some feedback that provides a form of pitch
> > memory as in "that feels like the comfortable singing pitch I
> > know for that song." Anyone know of any work on that angle?
> >
> > Rebecca Mercuri, Ph.D.
> >
> >

Tom Brennan, CCC-A/SLP, RHD
web page http://titan.sfasu.edu/~g_brennantg/sonicpage.html
web master http://titan.sfasu.edu/~f_freemanfj/speechscience.html
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