The pitch difference between tones defining the boundaries of a silent interval affects the perceived duration of that interval. In three replications of our experimental task, we found that when subjects compared the durations of the two silent intervals defined by a three- tone "melody," the tones were perceived as having a greater temporal separation if a wide gap in pitch separated the two tones than if a narrow pitch gap separated the tones, even when the objective timing was identical.
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Research Article| July 01 1995
The Influence of Pitch on Time Perception in Short Melodies
Music Perception (1995) 12 (4): 379–386.
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Robert G. Crowder, Ian Neath; The Influence of Pitch on Time Perception in Short Melodies. Music Perception 1 July 1995; 12 (4): 379–386. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/40285672
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