Human Brains Are Sensitive To Musical Pitch, Unlike Those Of Monkeys

According to new research in the journal Nature Neuroscience: "What sounds like music to us may just be noise to a macaque monkey." Apparently, "a monkey's brain appears to lack critical circuits that are highly sensitive to a sound's pitch."

Human Brains Are Sensitive To Musical Pitch, Unlike Those Of Monkeys : Shots - Health News : NPR

One of the lead researchers Sam Norman-Haignere, has also done work on amusia, like this: Pitch-responsive cortical regions in congenital amusia (.pdf).

I have emailed Sam to see if he needs more research subjects.

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