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sex distribution in absolute pitch

Robert Zatorre asked:

> ........ someone asked a perfectly reasonable and
> specific question about sex distribution in absolute pitch. Did anyone
> ever answer that .....

To my knowledge there has been no research on this issue. The reasons
probably are the methodological problems. We can only measure AP prevalence
in narrowly defined social groups, such as students in a music class, or
singers in a choir. It would be meaningless, and quite silly in fact, to
measure it in a randomly collected sample of the general population, because
all depends on the musical learning of the subjects. For this reason there
are no general figures of AP prevalence, and, as a consequence, none on the
prevalence according to sex, either.


Martin Braun
Neuroscience of Music
S-671 95 Klässbol
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