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Consonance processing in the absence of relevant experience: evidence from nonhuman animals

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dc.contributor.author Toro Soto, Juan Manuel, 1976-
dc.contributor.author Crespo Bojorque, Paola, 1985-
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-17T07:44:54Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-17T07:44:54Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Toro JM, Crespo-Bojorque P. Consonance processing in the absence of relevant experience: evidence from nonhuman animals. Comp Cogn Behav Rev. 2017;12:33-44. DOI: 10.3819/CCBR.2017.120004
dc.identifier.issn 1911-4745
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/41770
dc.description.abstract Consonance is a major feature in harmonic music that has been related to how pleasant a sound is perceived. Consonant chords are defined by simple frequency ratios between their composing tones, whereas dissonant chords are defined by more complex frequency ratios. The extent to which such simple ratios in consonant chords could give rise to preferences and processing advantages for consonance over dissonance has generated much research. Additionally, there is mounting evidence for a role of experience in consonance perception. Here we review experimental data coming from studies with different species that help to broaden our understanding of consonance and the role that experience plays on it. Comparative studies offer the possibility of disentangling the relative contributions of species-specific vocalizations (by comparing across species with rich and poor vocal repertoires) and exposure to harmonic stimuli (by comparing populations differing in their experience with music). This is a relative new field of inquiry, and much more research is needed to get a full understanding of consonance as one of the bases for harmonic music.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was funded by the ERC Starting Grant contract number 312519. We thank the contributions of three anonymous reviewers who greatly contributed to improve this article.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher The Comparative Cognition Society
dc.relation.ispartof Comparative Cognition & Behaviour Reviews. 2017;12:33-44.
dc.rights CCBR is an open-access electronic journal and listed with the Directory of Open Access Journals. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. For articles from Volume 1 – Volume 8, authors retain all copyright on their own articles.
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Consonance processing in the absence of relevant experience: evidence from nonhuman animals
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://dx.doi.org/10.3819/CCBR.2017.120004
dc.subject.keyword Consonance
dc.subject.keyword Interval ratios
dc.subject.keyword Vocal learning
dc.subject.keyword Rats
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/312519
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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