Re: Do dogs have absolute pitch? (Tom Brennan )

Subject: Re: Do dogs have absolute pitch?
From:    Tom Brennan  <g_brennantg@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Wed, 16 May 2012 07:52:25 -0500

Wouldn't that be confusing perfect pitch with the physiological ability to reproduce a pitch? I know that when training dogs as service animals I sometimes use large pitch differences such as smoke alarms vs door bells as a part of training but my impression has never been that dogs have perfect pitch. Then again, it seems that it would be a fairly simple thing to test with a computerized audiometer <g>. Tom Tom Brennan KD5VIJ, CCC-A/SLP web page On Wed, 16 May 2012, Brian Gygi wrote: > Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 09:12:35 +0000 > From: Brian Gygi <bgygi@xxxxxxxx> > To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx > 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@xxxxxxxx > Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 01:50 AM > To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx > 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@xxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > > > ¿¿ > > Kevin > > > > -- > Dr. Samuel R. Mathias > Neural Mechanisms of Human Communication > Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences > Stephanstraße 1 > 04103 Leipzig, Germany > Tel: +49 341 9940 2479 > >

This message came from the mail archive
maintained by:
DAn Ellis <>
Electrical Engineering Dept., Columbia University