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Psychophysical design influences frequency discrimination performance in young children.

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We investigated how different psychophysical procedures affect frequency discrimination performance in children. Four studies used a design in which listeners heard two tone pairs and had to identify whether the first or second pair contained a higher frequency target tone. Thresholds for 6- and 7-year-olds were higher than those for 8- and 9-year-olds and adults. Two manipulations led to lower (better) thresholds in young children: (a) moving the standard comparison tone before the target to...

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10.1016/j.jecp.2005.03.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of experimental child psychology
Volume:
91
Issue:
3
Pages:
249-270
Publication date:
2005-07-05
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EISSN:
1096-0457
ISSN:
0022-0965
URN:
uuid:20f6bdd0-b02c-48f1-968b-b8af9f1b2ec7
Source identifiers:
19297
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pubs:19297

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