Re: AUDITORY Digest - 12 Aug 2008 to 13 Aug 2008 (#2008-162) (Daniel Levitin )

Subject: Re: AUDITORY Digest - 12 Aug 2008 to 13 Aug 2008 (#2008-162)
From:    Daniel Levitin  <levitin@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 14 Aug 2008 06:52:53 -0400

I don't consider the findings controversial. I found essentially the same thing in unpublished work I did in 1996. Probably the only reason for the low number of citations for Fujisaki and Kashino is that there hasn't been a lot written on AP since 2002. Dan Levitin > >Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 00:40:24 -0400 >From: "Bruno L. Giordano" <bruno.giordano@xxxxxxxx> >Subject: Absolute pitch & discrimination abilities > >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

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