Some six-month-old infants can discriminate between major and minor musical notes, study shows
- June 4, 2020
- Charles Chubb, cog sci, The Medical News and Technology Networks, June 4, 2020
Scott Adler's team at York collaborated on the study with Professor Charles Chubb, of the University of California at Irvine, whose earlier research with adults and adolescents found there are two populations of individuals: some who can discriminate between the major and minor tones and most who cannot discriminate. In adults, the capacity to discriminate between major and minor was shown not to be due to their level of musical training or their level of music exposure.