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Re: The climb of absolute pitch

Or it’s Doppler effect due to accelerating expansion of the universe… ;)


Dr. Peter Lennox


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From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Leon van Noorden
Sent: 30 November 2012 09:26
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Subject: Re: The climb of absolute pitch




So for the optimists it should go down.

I believe that Diana has found that in some cases indeed it goes down.

I my case it has gone up one step of the the scale. However, I am not a real pessimist.




On 30 Nov 2012, at 10:19, Brian Gygi wrote:

Maybe it's the world that has changed and not you - it got lower (i.e., darker, sadder)


Brian Gygi, Ph.D.


-----Original Message-----
From: Pierre Divenyi [mailto:pdivenyi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 11:10 AM
To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: The climb of absolute pitch



Several older persons who have had absolute pitch in their young years experience perceiving a pitch by at least a half-tone (minor second) higher than what it actually is ? a phenomenon that the French calls the "climb of the tuning fork" ("montee du diapason"). Since I am one of those unfortunate individuals, I have been wondering what its physiological explanation is. Can anyone on the list offer one?


-Pierre Divenyi


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