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Re: Absolute pitch development

You mean, why do so few people develop a cognitive version of absolute
pitch? Well, there are many who are waiting for the answer. Just two days
ago there appeared a large-scale survey in PNAS. Perhaps the most compelling
new result is the clear bimodal distribution of the trait. Either people
have it, or they do not have it, with very little in between. This indicates
the possibility of a relatively simple genetic origin of the trait, which
means that the answer may not be too far down the road.



Martin Braun
Neuroscience of Music
S-671 95 Klässbol
web site: http://w1.570.telia.com/~u57011259/index.htm

----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Austin" <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 9:37 AM
Subject: Absolute pitch development

Thank you. And the question for me follows as to why so few people develop
absolute pitch if the (mapping) structure exists and is used.