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Perception of Octaves Culturally Learned, Not Innate

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Though octaves are a feature of virtually all world musical systems, the perception that a pitch exactly one octave higher is the same "note" is apparently learned, not innate: https://www.quantamagazine.org/perceptions-of-musical-octaves-are-learned-not-wired-in-the-brain-20191030/


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48 minutes ago, yamamoto2002 said:

I'm curious what Tsimané people do when a man and a woman sing the same song in unison 🤔💭

 

I guess either it has to *really* be in unison, or they think of it as harmony.


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maybe they lack certain alleles related to the shift in tones??

 

interesting & suggestive, but as the saying goes: further research is needed

 

urgently needed - give $$ now!


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