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The absolute pitch mind continues to reveal itself

Patrick Bermudez12* and Robert J Zatorre12

Author Affiliations

1 Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, 3801 University Street, Montréal, Québec, H3A 2B4 Canada

2 BRAMS Laboratory, 1420 boul. Mont Royal, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7 Canada

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Journal of Biology 2009, 8:75  doi:10.1186/jbiol171

Published: 27 August 2009

Abstract

Absolute pitch has proved useful as an alternative perspective from which to investigate various cognitive faculties. A new functional magnetic resonance imaging study published recently in BMC Neuroscience adds new data to the ongoing debate concerning the neural underpinnings of this unusual ability.