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Re: Do dogs have absolute pitch?
Brian Gygi, Ph.D.
Yes, could you train a dog to howl at 440? That would be a test of the theory :)
Senior Research Fellow
National Biomedical Research Unit in Hearing
113 The Ropewalk
From: Sam Mathias [mailto:smathias@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 01:50 AM
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.
Dr. Samuel R. Mathias
Neural Mechanisms of Human Communication
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
04103 Leipzig, Germany
Tel: +49 341 9940 2479