Absolute pitch & discrimination abilities ("Bruno L. Giordano" )

Subject: Absolute pitch & discrimination abilities
From:    "Bruno L. Giordano"  <bruno.giordano@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:40:24 -0400

Dear list, some time ago I read a paper that compares discrimination abilities in absolute pitch (AP) and relative pitch listeners (Fujisaki and Kashino, 2002). The paper reports some experiments showing that AP possessors do not have superior frequency, temporal and spatial resolution; along these lines is the review by Levitin and Rogers (2005): "AP possessors do not have an exceptional acuity". I apologize for my ignorance of the rather vast literature on AP: my question is whether the findings by Fujisaki and Kashino (2002) are controversial or absolutely uncontroversial (they are cited only three times, including the Wikipedia entry on absolute pitch). Thank you. All the best, Bruno ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ @xxxxxxxx{fujisaki2002, title={{The basic hearing abilities of absolute pitch possessors}}, author={Fujisaki, W. and Kashino, M.}, journal={Acoustical Science and Technology}, volume={23}, number={2}, pages={77--83}, year={2002}, } @xxxxxxxx{levitin2005, title={{Absolute pitch: perception, coding, and controversies}}, author={Levitin, D.J. and Rogers, S.E.}, journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences}, volume={9}, number={1}, pages={26--33}, year={2005}, publisher={Elsevier} }

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