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SV: The climb of absolute pitch
My condolences Pierre,
It would seem unlikely that ageing would accelerate events in the auditory neural mechanism, that can be considered as a dynamic high pass filter (high frequency peripheral coding and slower when the black magic occurs and a neural process becomes a perceptual event). Therefore, the upwards slide is quite possibly peripheral and is perhaps related to gradual changes in cochlear homeostatic properties - just conjecture. I am grateful for this query as I realise that it answers one that I have always had about absolute pitch and other tuning systems. Be they real or perceptual, they must, I guess, disrupt the listening and therefore the AP blessing/curse.