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Pitch discrimination in the early blind

Show simple item record Gougoux, Frédéric Lepore, Franco Lassonde, Maryse Voss, Patrice Zatorre, Robert J. Belin, Pascal 2016-05-09T17:55:51Z 2016-05-09T17:55:51Z 2004-07-15
dc.identifier.citation Gougoux, F., Lepore, F., Lassonde, M., Voss, P., Zatorre, R. J., & Belin, P. (2004). Neuropsychology: Pitch discrimination in the early blind. Nature, 430(6997), 309-309. es_CR
dc.identifier.uri 10.1038/430309a
dc.description.abstract People blinded in infancy have sharper listening skills than those who lost their sight later. Do blind people develop superior abilities in auditory perception to compensate for their lack of vision? They are known to be better than sighted people at orientating themselves by sound, but it is not clear whether this enhanced awareness extends to other auditory domains, such as listening to music or to voices. Here we show that blind people are better than sighted controls at judging the direction of pitch change between sounds, even when the speed of change is ten times faster than that perceived by the controls — but only if they became blind at an early age. The younger the onset of blindness, the better is the performance, which is in line with cerebral plasticity being optimal during the early years. es_CR
dc.language.iso en_US es_CR
dc.publisher Nature es_CR
dc.subject blind es_CR
dc.subject infancy es_CR
dc.subject listening skills es_CR
dc.subject pitch es_CR
dc.subject eyesight es_CR
dc.subject ciego es_CR
dc.subject infancia es_CR
dc.subject la capacidad de escucha es_CR
dc.subject tono es_CR
dc.subject vista es_CR
dc.title Pitch discrimination in the early blind es_CR
dc.type Article es_CR

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