Pitch as an Emerging Percept

  • Marc Leman
Part of the Springer Series in Information Sciences book series (SSINF, volume 31)


This chapter is about the decline of the traditional phenomenological approach to pitch perception. Auditory experiments with ambiguous stimuli provide arguments in favour of a model in which pitch is seen as an emerging outcome from auditory information processing, rather than in terms of phenomenological attributes.


Attribute Theory High Pitch Chromatic Scale Ambiguous Stimulus Common Fate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Leman
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  1. 1.Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic MusicUniversity of GhentGhentBelgium

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