Perception of the major/minor distinction: V. Preferences among infants
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Six-month-old infants expressed musical preferences by choosing one of two directional targets to look at, one of which produced a major chord and the other a minor chord. Over repeated testing in this way, no reliable preference for either harmony was expressed. However, a comparable choice between consonant and dissonant chords produced reliable preference for consonant harmonies.
KeywordsMusic Perception Musical Preference Reliable Preference Major Chord Minor Chord
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