primate evolution

Humans Probably Not Alone in How We Perceive Melodic Pitch

Humans Probably Not Alone in How We Perceive Melodic Pitch

The specialized human ability to perceive the sound quality known as “pitch” can no longer be listed as unique to humans. Researchers at Johns Hopkins report new behavioral evidence that marmosets, ancient monkeys, appear to use auditory cues similar to humans to distinguish between low and high notes.