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Re: Do dogs have absolute pitch?

Yes, but . . . only until someone demonstrates that Melons also have AP! 

On 16 May 2012, at 11:36, Bob Carlyon wrote:

I am trying very hard to resist commenting that this demonstration is in fact the long-overdue proof of the validity of the Bark scale.
But I failed.
Sorry everyone
Dr Bob Carlyon,
Programme Leader,
MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit,
15 Chaucer Rd.,
CB2 7EF,
tel: +44 1223 355294
From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Brian Gygi
Sent: 16 May 2012 10:13
To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 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
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