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Diana Deutsch



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Some media descriptions of research by Deutsch and colleagues

Musical Illusions and Paradoxes by Diana Deutsch; produced by Roland Kuit., Electronic Frequences, Radio broadcast, July 2022 [Web Link]

What science still doesn't know about the five senses. Brian Resnick and Noam Hassenfeld, Vox: Unexplainable, April, 2022 [Web Link]

DIANA DEUTSCH, PHANTOM WORDS SPATIAL, Multitrack Installation of Phantom Words,  in collaboration with Jan St. Werner,  Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal, September 10 and 11, 2022. [Web Link]

Multitrack Installation of Phantom Words, together with a lecture and continuous (looped) video presentation, during the Festival 'The Sound of Distance'  at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Oct 21-24, 2021. [PDF Document] [Video]

Invited lecture, and concert presentations, Strasbourg Festival of Art and Music, Sept. 1-4, 2021.

Choice Pick, Music Illusions and Phantom Words: How Music and Speech Unlock Mysteries of the Brain,  Choice, Outstanding Academic Titles 2020: Musically inclined titles, Feb., 2021. [Web Link

Musical Illusions and Phantom Words (book review), Evelyn Way, Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 2021, 69, No. 1/2, p.152. [PDF Document]

Sensory Deception: Psychoacoustics and Sonic Illusion,  J. Milo Taylor, Listening Arts Channel.  Ep4: Ambiguity, Paradox, and Musical Illusion, Ep5: Illusion in Speech and Language Listening Arts Channel,  2021. [Web Link]

Ilusiones auditivas creadas a partir de los Tonos de Shepard y su aplicación artística. Esteban Peris Aviñó. Sul Ponticello, Feb. 2021 [Web Link]

Shepardtöne Biologie Seite, Jan. 2021 [Web Link]

Solveigs Speisa Musikk. Are Brean - Om musikk og hjernen (podcast),  Feb. 2021, [Web Link]

Musical Illusions and Phantom Words: How Music and Speech Unlock Mysteries of the Brain (book review) Daniel Shanahan,  Music Theory Spectrum, March 2021. [PDF Document]

Why Does Music Make Us Feel Things? Daniel Kolitz. Gizmodo, March, 2021, [Web Link]

What is the tritone paradox? (illustrated guide w/ audio examples). Noah Teachey, Producer Hive, June, 2021, [Web Link]

Capítulo 2: Diana Deutsch, la musa de las ilusiones., July, 2021, [Web Link]

Deutsch, D. Musical Illusions and Phantom Words: How Music and Speech Unlock Mysteries of the Brain. (book review), Parker Tichko & Psyche Loui, Perception, 2020, 49, 798-800. [PDF Document]

Interview: Study on "Phantom Words" - Dr. Diana Deutsch. Google Podcast, Sept 2020. [Web Link]

Consultant  and illusions display, The Canada Science and Technology Museum, Ottowa, Ontario, November, 2020

Speech-to-Song Illusion, Royal Institution of Great Britain, March 2020  [Web Link]

How do brains make music?. Closer to Truth, Dec. 2020, [Web Link]

Can music probe mentality? (pt. 1) . Closer to Truth, Dec. 2020, [Web Link]

Can music probe mentality? (pt 2) . Closer to Truth, Dec. 2020, [Web Link]

La musique et le langage. Silvia Bencivelli. Futura Santé, Dec. 2020, [Web Link]

Episode 3: Cognitive psychology and music, Episode 4: Ambiguity, paradox and musical illusion?. J Milo Raylor. We're All Bats, Listening Arts Channel, Dec. 2020, [Web Link

Stephan Beuting. Es ist nicht das, wonach es sich anhört. Deutschlandfunk Nova, Feb. 2020, [Web Link]

Video posted by the Acoustical Society of America, Nov. 2020.

Consultant, and works performed, Lofoten International Art Festival – LIAF, Svolvær, Lofoten, Norway, Aug-Sept, 2019. 

Consultant and works performed, BBC3 and Contemporary Music Festival, University of Plymouth, UK., Oct. 2019.

Das absolutes Gehor: Musikalisch den richtigen Ton treffen., Feb. 2019, [Web Link]

S3, Episode 9: The Illusionist Hi-Phi Nation, June, 2019, [Web Link]

#68 | Sonic illusions . Twenty Thousand Hertz, June, 2019, [Web Link]

I just learned about the delightful speech-to-song illusion, Mark Frauenfelder, boingboing, Oct. 2019 [Web Link]

BBC 4 Radio interview, Auditory illusions: Can you believe your ears? Oct. 2019

Consultant and works performed, National Geographic TV,  Brain Games,  Nov, 2019.

Radio interview,  Sonic Illusions, Twenty Thousand Hertz, Apple Podcast, 2019

Radio interview in the podcast The Illusionist, Hi-Phi Nation, June, 2019.

Auditory illusions. BBC Radio 4, Aug. 2019, [Web Link]

Can you believe your ears? Trevor Cox, BBC Radio 4, Aug. 2019, [Web Link]

Tales of the expected, Jason Warren (Book review). Brain, Sept. 2019, 142(11), 3655-3659, [Web Link]

Repetition sells? Why catchy songs get stuck in our heads., Dec. 2019, [Web Link]

Pareidolia, James Stewart, Vermont Public Radio, Feb. 2019. [Web Link]

Sounds sometimes behave so strangely, Interview with Georgia Mills, Naked Scientists, BBC and ABC, April, 2018 [Web Link]

The speech to song illusion. BBC World Service, June, 2018, [Web Link]

When does speech become music?. BBC World Service, April, 2018 [Web Link]

Andrea Korte. AAAS volunteers spark interest in the science behind our five senses.  AAAS, April 2018, [Web Link]

Ghosts in the machine. BBC Radio 4, Oct. 2018.[Web Link]

If you think the woman in this clip Is singing, you've let your brain fool you. Melanie Aman. Woman's World, June, 2018. [Web Link]

Why repeating words sound like music to your brain. The Verge, June, 2018, [Web Link]

What Scientific Term or Concept Ought to be More Widely Known?  Diana Deutsch, Edge, April 2017,  [Web Link]

El oído absoluto y las lenguas tonales. Cátedra de Cultura Científica, July, 2017, [Web Link]

Os três pequenos Mozart da rua Esperança. Brasil El País, Nov. 2017, [Web Link]

Do musicians make better language learners? Psychology Today, July 2017, [Web Link]

Music is not for ears. Aeon, Nov. 2017 [Web Link]

Perfect pitch. Radio Health Journal, June, 2017 [Web Link]

Episode 10: Sometimes behave so strangely Redux. Cadence Podcast, Oct. 2017, [Web Link]

Das absolute Gehör wohnt in China. NDR Kultur, Jan. 2016

Stefan Kleins Wissenschaftsgespräche. Die Zeit Magazin (Germany), Jan 2016 (copyright Stefan Kleins), [Web Link]

Wenn Der Sound Trägt. Audioversum, Jan.2016, [PDF Document]

Richard Kunert. How the orchestra is arranged by the biology of the brain. Aeon, April, 2016

theo trí th?c tr?. 3 ?o giác âm thanh ch?c ch?n b?n ch?a bao gi? ???c bi?t (3 audio hallucinations you never knew). kenh 14, April, 2016, [Web Link]

Andrea Korte. AAAS Volunteers Present "Science of the Senses" at USA Science & Engineering Festival. AAAS, May, 2016, [Web Link]

Musikalisch den richtigen Ton treffen., Jan. 2016 [Web Link]

Prince im Sommer der Legenden auf radioeins, Interview with Knut Elstermann. Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), Aug. 2016

Domestic Science, with Matt Parker, Steve Mould and Helen Arney. Episode 1. BBC Radio 4, July 2016 [Web Link]

Cat Tuong. Gi?i âm nh?c nh? h?c ti?ng Vi?t - Trung? (Vietnamese are Good at Learning Music). Theo Gia ?ình/Telegraph Ngu?n: Vui lòng không xóa link ngu?n!, Dec. 2016, [Web Link]

Diana Deutsch: Jak nasze emocje, do?wiadczenia i my?li wp?ywaj? na odbiór muzyki?. Katarzyna Paluch. Tygodnik Powszechny (Poland), March, 2015, [PDF Document] [Web Link]

The elastic brain. Rebecca Boyle, Aeon, Feb. 2015, [Web Link]

Dillo un'altra volta (ovvero perché la ripetizione in musica è così importante)., April, 2015, [Web Link]

E se quello che sentiamo non fosse reale?. Linkiesta, May, 2015 [Web Link]

Sumérgete en el extraño mundo de las ilusiones auditivas. David Robson. BBC Mundo, May 2015, [Web Link]

¿pueden creerle a sus oídos? estás ilusiones auditivas te demostraran que no. Sopitas, April, 2015. [Web Link]

The power of the human voice. Forum, BBC World Service, July, 2015. [Web Link]

Scientific discovery: Rare whistling language offers researchers unique iInsight iInto communication.  International Business Times, Aug. 2015. [Web Link]

Vuoi scoprire quanto il tuo cervello è lateralizzato? Fallo con l’illusione dell’ottava., Sept. 2015. [Web Link]

Consultant and works performed, the Edinburgh International Science Festival, 2015.

How trippy version of Mariah Carey Christmas hit fools the brain, Aviva Rutkin, New Scientist, Dec. 2015. [Web Link]

Alex Kasprak. These sounds will confuse your brain. BuzzFeed, Sept. 2015.  [Web Link]

Perfect Pitch. Reed Pence, Radio Health Journal, July 2015. 

Discover the auditory illusion that makes Tchaikovsky’s sixth symphony sound so good. Matthew Parsons. CBC Music, April 2015. [Web Link]

Reworked version of Mariah Carey's ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ tricks the brain into hearing her voice.  Kashmira Gander. The Independent, Dec. 2015, [Web Link]

#LDonda: ¿Por qué gusta la canción del verano?. Naukas, Oct. 2015. [Web Link]

Listen to the tritone paradox, an auditory illusion. Curiosity, Dec. 2015.

What is perfect pitch anyway? Michael Levine., Nov. 2015.

The Stealthy Sounds of Cocktail Parties. 3 Quarks Daily, Oct. 2015, [Web Link]

Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. syllable variations (2015). The Enemy, 2015, Vol II. No. II

The strangest sounds in the world. David Robson. BBC Future, April 2015, [Web Link]

Diana Deutsch, compiled by David Pothier and Carolyn Falls. ENT & Audiology News, Issue e, July 2015, [Web Link]

How often does speech turn into song?. Esther Inglis-Arkell, io9, March 2014, [Web Link]

One more time. Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis, Aeon, March 2014, [Web Link]

Play it again, Sam! Pourquoi nous voulons chaque fois entendre? Arnaud Lefebvre, Express March 2014

The science of audio illusions, or fooling people's ears. Esther Inglis-Arkell, io9, Feb. 2014, [Web Link]

Audio iIllusions prove your hearing may not be as good as you thought. Janissa Delzo, Medical Daily, June 2014 [Web Link]

Language and tone. Susan Scutti, Medical Daily, Jan 2014. [Web Link]

These auditory illusions are absolutely bewildering. Robert T. Gonzalez. io9, May 2014, [Web Link]

The human zoo, Interview with Michael Blastand. BBC Radio 4, July, 2014 [Web Link]

The song of insect wings, Zsofia Bacsadi. Magyar Narancs (Hungary), Oct. 2014, [PDF Document]

Ovale Fenster: Ein Hirn Wettlauf im Allerhorbarsten. RTV Radio (Serbia), Oct. 2014, [Web Link]

 Contribution to SCIFOO 2014 meeting at Googleplex, Mountainview, California, Aug., 2014

¿Es el tono perfecto cuestión de genética? Health Day, Oct, 2014, [Web Link]

Some science behind singing. Matt Bilyard. Bang! The Oxford Scientist Magazine (UK), Nov. 2014, [Web Link]

Asap Science. Can you trust your ears? (Audio illusions). May 2014, [Web Link]

Believing your ears: probing the brain through musical Illusion: A conversation with Diana Deutsch,  Ideas Roadshow, Sept. 2014, [PDF Document]

Th? thu?t "?ánh l?a não b?" b?ng hi?u ?ng âm thanh. March 2014, [Web Link]

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim. The sounds of a mystery. The New York Times, April, 2013, [Web Link]

Review of The Psychology of Music, Third Edition Classical Net, Feb. 2013, [PDF Document]

BBC Archive on Four on Radiolab, Judith Kampfner, BBC Radio 4, April 2013

Musical illusions-Radiolab, Brenna Farrell, Radiolab, May 2013, 

 BBC Radio 4 documentary "Out of the ordinary" |Rorschach Audio - Art & Illusion for Sound". Jolyon Jenkins, BBC Radio 4, March 2013 [Web Link]

Absoluut Gehoor: Lust of last, Hieke van Hoogdalem, Akkoord Magazine (Netherlands), July 2013

Creative voices come to Cleveland. The Cleveland Stater, June 2013.

Von Marianne Wendt und Christian Schiller. Hinh. Deutschlandradio,  Dec. 2013, [Web Link]

The psychology of a second listen. Charlie McCarron. Minnesota Public Radio, Nov. 2013, [Web Link]

Hallucinations auditives: Entretien avec Diana  Deutsch chercheur. Radio France, April 2013.

Auditory Illusions: A tour of tricky sounds. Jose Drost-Lopez. Psych Talk, Jan. 2013

Localisation auditive: confusions et illusions. Encyclopedia Universalis France, 2013, [Web Link]

Ovale Fenster (Radioplay; contributor and Voice)  Southwest German Radio, March, 2012.  Selected Radioplay of the Month by the Berlin Art Academy. [PDF Document]

Musicality of speech: spoken melody. Hearing Voices (National Public Radio)., Feb. 2012. 

Interruptions #4, Bregman/Deutsch chimaera. Florian Hecker, RWM Radio Web Macba, Feb. 2012, [Web Link]

Is perfect pitch genetic?  U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health, Oct. 2012, [PDF Document]

El "tono perfecto" puede venir en los genes . Yahoo! Noticias, Oct. 2012 [PDF Document]

Sang och musik i svenskundervisningen. Svenska institutet, Maria Kapla and Johannes Stahlberg, April  2012, [PDF Document]

Perfect pitch may be genetic: study. Yahoo! News, Oct. 2012, [PDF Document]

Les illusions auditives . AgoraVox, April, 2012. [Web Link]

Perfect pitch may be genetic. Health24, Oct. 2012. [PDF Document]

Perfect pitch mystery: research shows the note may be in your genes, Huffington Post, Oct. 2012, [Web Link]

Can't sing in key? It may be that no amount of music lessons can help: Perfect pitch is 'all in the genes'. Daily Mail (UK), Oct. 2012, [Web Link]

Perfect pitch: Knowing the note may be in your genes. e! Science News, Oct 2012, [Web Link]

Perfect Pitch: Knowing the note may be in your genes. Science Daily, Oct. 2012, [Web Link]

Is perfect pitch genetic?. Robert Preidt, MedlinePlus, Oct. 2012 [PDF Document]

Meghan Holohan. Sorry, music lessons can't teach perfect pitch. The Body Odd, NBC News, Oct. 2012, [Web Link]  

Bradley Cornelius. Dr. Diana Deutsch, University of California, San Diego - Genetics of perfect pitch . Academic Minute, WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, Nov. 2012, [Web Link]

New study ties perfect pitch to genetics. Choral Director Magazine, Oct. 2012, [Web Link]

Interview with Eduardo Punset. El sentido de la musica . Redes  TV  (Barcelona, Spain), April, 2012, [Web Link]

Scientific consultant and works performed; Brain Games 1, National Geographic Television, October, 2011.

Temma Ehrenfeld. Between speech and song . APS Observer, Dec. 2011,  [Web Link]

Tala i toner. Spraktidningen, Dec. 2011, [Web Link]

The music of language [Audio Slideshow]. Ingrid Wickelgren, Ingrid. Scientific American, July/Aug. 2010 [Web Link]

Auditory illusions, Christie Nicholson, Scientific American Podcast, April, 2010, [Web Link]

Episode 25 - Two words.. sounds like.. auditory illusions, Dr. Andi Horvath, Museum Victoria podcast, Oct. 2010

Talk into tune. Carl Wilson, Globe and Mail, Feb. 2009, [PDF Document]

Perfect pitch: language wins out over genetics. Diana Deutsch, Kevin Dooley, Trevor Henthorn and Brian Head. Media Release, Acoustical Society of America, May, 2009, [Web Link] ]

Learning Chinese languages makes you musical, claim scientists.Richard Alleyne, Telegraph (UK), April 2009, [Web Link]

Rachel Saslow. toned up, tuned In. The Washington Post, May 2009, [Web Link]

Hazel Muir. Tonal languages are the key to perfect pitch. New Scientist, April 2009, [Web Link]

Steve Mirsky. Perfect pitch related to language. Scientific American, May 2009 [Web Link]

Tone language is key to perfect pitch. Science Daily, May 2009 [Web Link]

Our idea of perfect pitch gets tuned up, Thomas Fudge, KPBS Radio, May 2009 [Web Link]

Perfect pitch: Language wins out over genetics. PhysOrg, May, 2009, [Web Link]

Tone language is key to perfect pitch. e! Science News, May, 2009 [Web Link]

Das absolute Gehör. Werner Siefer, Focus Online, May, 2009 [Web Link]

Forscher lüften Geheimnis des absoluten Gehörs. Sybille Möckl, Die Welt Online, May 2009, [Web Link]

Absolutes Gehör: Kein genetischer Glücksfall, sondern sprachabhängig. Der Standard, May 2009

Toontaal sleutel tot absoluut gehoor. Erica Renckens. NEMO Kennislink (The Netherlands), May 2009, [Web Link]

Az abszolút hallásról. Hir6, 2009, January, [PDF Document]

The ears have it. Charlotte Gardner. BBC Magazine, July 2009 [PDF Document]

Freaky news about your brain may change your mind. Elizabeth Landau. CNN Health, Aug. 2009, [Web Link]

More than words. David Rothenberg.  The Guardian (UK), May 2009 [Web Link]

Absolutt gehør ved hjelp av språk? Harald Aastorp. (Norway), Feb. 2008, [Web Link]

Interview with Frank von Groteluschen. Wie uns das Ohr ubers Ohr haut. German Public Radio, Oct. 2008, [Web Link]

Wiederholungen machen Sprachmelodie horbar'., Nov. 2008. 

Our brains need inhibitors to perceive speech. Tudor Vieru, Softpedia, Nov. 2008, [Web Link]

Sound effects: Five great auditory illusions, New Scientist, Feb 2008. [Web Link]

Brain sees fine line between speech and song. New Scientist, Nov. 2008, [PDF Document] [Web Link]

The Speech-to-Song Illusion. Diana Deutsch, Rachael Lapidis, and Trevor Henthorn, Media Release. Acoustical Society of America, Nov. 2008, [Web Link]

Music special: Five great auditory illusions, Michael Marshall, New Scientist, Feb. 2008, [Web Link]

Brain researchers track auditory illusions. Jochen Paulus, Southwest German Public Radio (Germany), Dec. 2008 [Web Link]

What are musical paradox and illusion? (CD Review), Ben Carson, American Journal of Psychology, 2007 [Web Link]

Speaking in tones. Ni hao or bonjour: do genes drive preference for language type?. Charles Q. Choi, Scientific American, Sept. 2007, [PDF Document]

Through to the next round. Marcus Low. Health24, 2007, [PDF Document]

"Musical illusions". Julie J. Rehmeyer. Science News, June, 2007 [Web Link]

'Psychologists create surprising musical illusion'. Adriana Salerno. Voice of America, Aug. 2007, [Web Link]

'Is perfect pitch all in the genes?'. Ed Edelson, HealthDay News, Aug. 2007, [PDF Document]

. ¿Se encuentra el oído absoluto en los genes?. Ed Edelson trans Dr. Tango Yahoo Salud, Aug 2007, [PDF Document]

Musical language (Radiolab podcast.) WNYC's Radiolab, 2007  [Web Link]

Eduardo Punset. ¿Cómo percibimos la música? Los Lectores Preguntan a Eduardo Punset. 2007, [PDF Document]

Javier Valenzuela. Relativismo lingüístico: ¿Qué tal suena? Ciencia Cognitiva, Dec. 2007. [Web Link]

Wenn einmal der Wurm drin ist. Von Eva-Maria Schnurr. Die Zeit Magazin April, 2007, [Web Link]

Interview with Jad Abumrad. 'Behaves So Strangely' . New York Public Radio, April, 2006, [Web Link]

Music and language, C. Johnson, Cosmic Variance, Discover Magazine, Oct 2006. [Web Link]

Prelude to perfect pitch. Kate McCartin, Trenton Times, May 2006, [PDF Document]

'Music on the mind'. Scott Fields. APS Observer,  April 2006, [PDF Document]

'Your brain on Music'. David Ranada. Sound & Vision Magazine, May, 2006 [Web Link]

Interview with Chris Maslanka. 'Do My Ears Deceive Me'. BBC Radio 3, April, 2006, [Web Link]

Interview with Jad Abumrad. ‘Musical Language’. New York Public Radio, April, 2006 [Web Link]

'Oreille absolue: avantage aux Chinois'. Pour La Science, Jan, 2005 [PDF Document]

'Perfect pitch'. James Shreeve, National Geographic, March, 2005, [Web Link]

'Pitch perfect'. Sadie F. Dingfelder. APA Monitor on Psychology, Feb. 2005 [Web Link]

'L'oreille absolue des asiatiques', Bruno Rougier, Radio France, Jan. 2005, [PDF Document]

'Is it possible to achieve perfect pitch?'. Dean Edell. ABC7 KGO-TV/DT, Feb. 2005, [PDF Document]

'Perfect pitch'. Fran Kelly. ABC Radio National, Jan. 2005. [PDF Document]

'Can't get it out of my head'. Carl Zimmer. The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, Feb. 2004, [PDF Document]

'Tone language translates to perfect pitch'. Inga Kiderra. Science Daily, Nov. 2004, [Web Link]

'Speaking tonal languages promotes perfect pitch'. Don Monroe. Scientific American, Nov. 2004. [Web Link]

'Psychologists probe perfect pitch'. Nadja Geipert. ScienceNow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Nov. 2004, [PDF Document]

'Study: language determines music skills'. Jennifer Viegas, Discovery Channel, Nov. 2004 [PDF Document]

'Tonsprachen und absolutes Gehor gehoren zusammen.'. Yahoo! Nachrichten, Nov. 2004, [PDF Document]

'Mandarin Chinese speaks volumes in giving the young an ear for music'. Ian Sample and Faisal al Yafai, The Guardian (UK), Nov. 2004, [Web Link]

Wieso haben so vielo Chinesen das absolute Gehör?. Katherina Kramer. NZZ am Sontag, Nov. 2004. 

Consultant and works displayed, The Exploratorium, San Francisco, May-June 2004.

'L'oreille absolue : plus facile pour les Chinois'. Isabelle Masingue. Quebec Science, Nov. 2004, [PDF Document]

'Absolutes Gehor: Sprache schult das Ohr'. Spiegel Online, Nov. 2004, [PDF Document]

Katharina Kramer. 'Chinesen sind die besseren Musiker'. Die Welt (Germany), 2004, December, [Web Link]

Eva Hörschgen. 'Warum Mandarin das absolute Gehör begünstigt'., Nov. 2004, [Web Link]

'The World Today'. Interview with BBC World Service, Nov. 2004. 

Interview with Molly Bentley. 'Science in action'. BBC World Service, Dec. 2004

Interview with Ernest Ruiz. Mundo hi-fi, Dec. 2004. [PDF Document]

Musical Mandarins. 21st Century Online, Dec. 2004, [PDF Document]

Das absolute Gehör ist gewöhnlicher als gedacht. Ulrich Dewald., April, 2003, [PDF Document] [Web Link]

'The illusions range from the beguilingly simple to, as she says, "true weirdness, the twilight zone."'. Peter Monaghan. 'In the Twilight Zone of Sound', Notes from Academe, Chronicle of Higher Education, Nov. 2003, [PDF Document]

'Potential for Acquiring Absolute Pitch Based on Time and Genetics'. Brian Weaver. American Psychological Society, Dec. 2002, [Web Link]

'The biology of perfect pitch: Name that tone'. Michael Abrams. Discover, Dec. 2001, [Web Link]

'A paradox of musical pitch'. Deborah Smith. Monitor on Psychology, American Psychological Association, July/Aug. 2001, [Web Link]

The science behind the song stuck in your head. Roy Rivenburg, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 2001. [PDF Document]

'Auditory illusion shaped by first language'. Charles Seife. ScienceNOW, Dec. 2000 [Web Link]

'Study links perfect pitch to tonal language'. James Glanz, New York Times (front page), Nov. 1999. [Web Link]

Tone language speakers possess absolute pitch. Diana Deutsch, Trevor Henthorn, and Mark Dolson, Media release from Acoustical Society of America, 1999, [Web Link]

'Speaking in tones'. Alan Hall, Scientific American, Nov. 1999, [Web Link]

'UCSD prof makes a hard pitch for perfect pitch'. David Graham, San Diego Union Tribune, Dec. 1999, [PDF Document]

'Striking the right Note'. Kathryn Brown. The New Scientist, Dec. 1999. [PDF Document]

Conversing in tones: Research links perfect pitch and tonal language, Margot Higgins, National Geographic Online, 1999. 

Tin ears are acquired, not innate, Adam Marcus, Health Scout, Nov. 1999.

Study suggests language plays a part in perfect pitch ability, Alexandra Witze, Dallas Morning News, Nov. 1999.

A short note on pitch, Rob Stein,Washington Post,  Nov. 1999.

Is perfect pitch common? Jennifer Viegas, Discovery Channel Online, Jan. 1999.

Little musicians, Amy Dickinson, Time Magazine, Dec. 1999.

Afinacao a moda chinesa, Superinteressante, Dec. 1999, [Web Link

Anyone can have perfect pitch, all they have to do is learn Vietnamese at a very early age. Cherry Norton. The Independent, Nov. 1999, [Web Link]

Robyn Williams. 'Musical Illusions and Paradoxes'. The Science Show, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1997.

Bob McDonald. 'You must be hearing things'. Quirks and Quarks, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Canada), 1997. [PDF Document]

'Do you hear what I hear?'. Steven Hunt. Discovery Channel, Canada, March 1997. [PDF Document]

Understanding the Senses. The Discovery Channel, 1997, [Web Link]

'Escher for the Ear'. Philip Yam, Scientific American, March, 1996, [PDF Document

Mothers and their children hear a musical illusion in strikingly similar ways. Diana Deutsch. Media release from the Acoustical Society of America, May 1996. [Web Link]

'"Musical Illusions and Paradoxes" will let you experience some striking sonic chicanery.' Shawn Carlson,  The Amateur Scientist: Scientific American, Dec. 1996 [PDF Document]

What is music?. NOVA T.V. Episode, Nov. 1989. 

Blogs and Websites

Do you hear what I hear?. Teufel, Feb. 2021, [Web Link]

Speech-to-Song illusion and a high-tech use for tree rings. Curiosity Daily Podcast, July 2021  [Web Link]

Hacking perfect pitch. Martha Langdon, Maker Bolder, May, 2019

The Speech-to-Song Illusion. Futility Closet, Oct. 2019. [Web Link]

Musical language. Making Machines, Oct. 2019., [Web Link]

Sometimes behaves so strangely. MetaFilter, Sept. 2019. [Web Link]

Hearing also has an illusion? ! How are you attracted by pop music?. Yahoo Taiwan, Aug. 2019. [Web Link]

Dr. Diana Deutsch Across Science and Art. Michael Gordon. Journey2Psychology, July 2019, [Web Link]

diabolus in musica, tutta la verità sul tritono maledetto!. blog di metal, cultura e tanto rumore, Oct. 2019, [Web Link]

Musical illusions. Philip Ball. Homunculus, Oct. 2018, [Web Link]

Mark Mancini. Beyond Yanny or Laurel: 6 other aural illusions and how they work. Mark Mancini,  Mental Floss, May, 2018, [Web Link]

The science of music: Why your brain gets hooked on hit songs. Derek Thompson, Big Think, Aug 2018.  [Web Link]

Comment avoir l’oreille absolue ? Institut de culture musicale (ICM) Blog, Feb. 2018. [Web Link]

Nicht Gene, sondern frühkindlicher Einfluss entscheidend für das in China viel häufigere absolute Gehör  Helmut Schatz. Medizinische Kurznachrichten der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie, June 2016. [Web Link]

Are Chinese speakers more likely to have perfect pitch? Joe Milazzo, TutorMing Mandarin Learning Tips Blog, Dec. 2016 [Web Link]

It's all in your head. Sound show, Apple Podcast, Dec. 2016, [Web Link]

Diana Deutsch, la musica y el language. Almudena M. Castr. Enchufa2, Feb. 2016, [Web Link]

Helmut Schatz. Nicht Gene, sondern frühkindlicher Einfluss entscheidend für das in China viel häufigere absolute Gehör. Medizinische Kurznachrichten der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Endokrinologie, June, 2016, [Web Link]

The Chromatic illusion. Futility Closet, June, 2016 [Web Link]

Sound illusions. Justin Kitch. Daily Curio, Sept. 2016 [Web Link]

Using Brain Wave Data to Convert a Seizure to Song. DATA-DRIVEN DJ, Brian Foo, Feb. 2015, [Web Link]

Hearing Is Our Least Trustworthy Sense. Orion Jones. Big Think,  April, 2015. [Web Link]

Beauty in Repetition: Listen to Hanno Leichtmann's Minimal Studies. Peter Kirn. Feb. 2015, [Web Link]

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