Pitch perception

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Abstract

Pitch is one of the primary auditory sensations and plays a defining role in music, speech, and auditory scene analysis. Although the main physical correlate of pitch is acoustic periodicity, or repetition rate, there are many interactions that complicate the relationship between the physical stimulus and the perception of pitch. In particular, the effects of other acoustic parameters on pitch judgments, and the complex interactions between perceptual organization and pitch, have uncovered interesting perceptual phenomena that should help to reveal the underlying neural mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13335-13338
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neuroscience
Volume32
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2012

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