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A pseudo-savant: A case of exceptional musical splinter skills

Heaton, Pam F.; Pring, Linda and Hermelin, Beate. 1999. A pseudo-savant: A case of exceptional musical splinter skills. Neurocase, 5(6), pp. 503-509. ISSN 1355-4794 [Article]

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A single case study of a musically untrained autistic child is presented. This individual demonstrates absolute pitch ability and outstanding analytical capacities within the musical domain. It is argued that his musical information processing style might be accounted for by a tendency to focus on local rather than global aspects of musical stimuli, and in addition illustrates a case study of exceptional ability in the absence of 'musical talent'.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number (DOI): 10.1080/13554799908402745
Departments, Centres and Research Units: Psychology
Item ID: 5316
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2011 11:23
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2012 12:56
URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/5316
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