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Height and pitch


I have come across a paper that suggests that the relationship between pitch
and vertical height has more to do with western music education than some
universal spatial cognitive strategy:

Walker, R. The effects of culture, environment, age, and musical training on
choice of visual metaphors for sound. Perception & Psychophysics,
42(5):491-502, November 1987.

Can anybody comment on the idea that cultures that are not educated in the
western music tradition tend to make random selections in relation to the
relationship between pitch and height?


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