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Pitch memory: an advantage for the left-handed

Science  03 Feb 1978:
Vol. 199, Issue 4328, pp. 559-560
DOI: 10.1126/science.622558

Abstract

In an auditory or musical task, subjects made pitch recognition judgments when the tones to be compared were separated by a sequence of interpolated tones. The left-handed subjects performed significantly better than the right-handed and also had a significantly higher variance. Further analysis showed that the superior performance was attributable largely to the left-handed subjects with mixed hand preference.

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