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Re: Do dogs have absolute pitch?
I always assumed that perfect pitch is the default in animals, because
its physiologically quite simple. It's the relative pitch that is
difficult. Absolute pitch requires measuring the place of excitation
(the better the more precise the pitch) or measuring the interval
length between cycles. Relative pitch additionally needs a memory.
The dog is amazing though! Stuart's 'clever Hans' analogy implies that
the trainer gives some other hints that we cannot see (because of the
camera), but I wouldn't think this is impossible for a dog to learn.
On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 1:15 AM, Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dr. Stefan Bleeck
Hearing and Balance Centre
Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
Faculty of Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
Room 4093, Tizard building (13)
bleeck@xxxxxxxxx Tel.: 02380 596682