Is anyone aware on theoretical or empirical papers on the neural mechanisms of octave equivalence in auditory perception?
Interestingly, recent works suggests that songbirds may not perceive octave equivalence:
Hoeschele, M., Weisman, R. G., Guillette, L. M., Hahn, A. H., & Sturdy, C. B. (2013). Chickadees fail standardized operant tests for octave equivalence. Animal cognition, 16(4), 599-609.
Aniruddh D. Patel
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