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Re: Do dogs have absolute pitch?

Yes, could you train a dog to howl at 440?  That would be a test of the theory :)
Brian Gygi, Ph.D.
Senior Research Fellow
National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing
113 The Ropewalk
Nottingham, UK
-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Mathias [mailto:smathias@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 01:50 AM
To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Do dogs have absolute pitch?

The owner is clearly signalling: skip ahead to the end of the video, where you can actually see her move her body and look at the correct key before the dog responds. Since dogs can pick up on some truly amazing cues from their owners (e.g., they can be trained to predict epileptic seizures), I think a well-trained dog could accomplish this easily.

On 16 May 2012 02:15, Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:



Dr. Samuel R. Mathias
Neural Mechanisms of Human Communication
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
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04103 Leipzig, Germany
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