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Long-Term Memory for Pitch in Six-Month-Old Infants


Address for correspondence: Dr. Laurel J. Trainor, Psychology Department, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1, Canada. Voice: 905-525-9140, ext. 23007; fax: 905-529-6225;


Abstract: We examined 6-month-old infants' long-term memory representations for the pitch of familiar melodies. Infants remembered the relative pitch of the melodies, but the absolute pitch was either not remembered or not a particularly salient attribute.