Pitch perception

William Yost

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    This article is a review ofthe psychophysical study of pitch perception. The history of the study of pitch has seen a continual competition between spectral and temporal theories of pitch perception. The pitch of complex stimuli is likely based on the temporal regularities in a sound's waveform, with the strongest pitches occurring for stimuli with low-frequency components. Thus, temporal models, especially those based on autocorrelationlike processes, appear to account for the majority of the data

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1701-1715
    Number of pages15
    JournalAttention, Perception, and Psychophysics
    Issue number8
    StatePublished - 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
    • Sensory Systems
    • Linguistics and Language


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