Songbirds use spectral shape, not pitch, for sound pattern recognition

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CARTA-Inspired Publication
Publication Type: Journal Article
Authors: Bregman, Micah R; Patel, Aniruddh D; Gentner, Timothy Q
Year of Publication: 2016
Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Volume: 113
Number: 6
Pagination: 1666-1671
Publisher: National Acad Sciences
Publication Language: eng
ISBN Number: 0027-8424

Abstract Humans easily recognize “transposed” musical melodies shifted up or down in log frequency. Surprisingly, songbirds seem to lack this capacity, although they can learn to recognize human melodies and use complex acoustic sequences for communication. ...


Times cited: 1

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1515380113