Subject: Re: neurophysiological studies of the missing fundamental? From: at <parncuttSOUND.MUSIC.MCGILL.CA> Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1993 16:15:27 EDT
> Does anyone know of any neurophysiological studies that have looked >at the phenomenon of the "missing fundamental"? Yet another interesting reference is: Zatorre, R.J. (1988). Pitch perception of complex tones and human temporal-lobe function. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 84, 566-572. Zatorre's (1988) results suggest that Heschl's gyri and the surrounding cortex in the right hemisphere play a crucial role in extracting the pitch corresponding to the fundamental of a complex tone. His tones had fundamental frequencies in the range 200 to 1000 Hz. Some other, related papers by Zatorre and colleagues are: Samson, S., & Zatorre, R.J. (1991). Recognition memory for text and melody of songs after unilateral temporal lobe lesion: Evidence for dual encoding. JEP: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 17, 793-804. Samson, S., & Zatorre, R.J. (1992). Learning and retention of melodic and verbal information after unilateral temporal lobectomy. Neurophsycholgia, 30 (9), 815-826. Zatorre, R.J. (1989). Intact absolute pitch ability after left temporal lobectomy. Cortex, 25, 567-580. Zatorre, R.J., Evans, A.C., Meyer, E., & Gjedde, A. (1992). Lateralization of phonetic and pitch discrimination in speech processing. Science, 256, 846-849. Zatorre, R.J., & Beckett, C. (1989). Multiple coding strategies in the retention of musical tones by possessors of absolute pitch. Memory and Cognition, 17, 582-589. Zatorre, R.J., & Samson, S. (1991). Role of the right temporal neocortex in retention of pitch in auditory short-term memory. Brain, 114, 2403-2417.