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Absolute Pitch: Genetics

  1. Peter K Gregersen

Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005991



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Gregersen, P. K. 2006. Absolute Pitch: Genetics. eLS. .

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  1. North Shore LIJ Research Institute, Manhasset, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2006

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Absolute pitch is a cognitive trait characterized by the ability to identify or name the pitch of a note or ambient sound without the use of a reference pitch.


  • cognition;
  • music;
  • synesthesia