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Finding the missing fundamental

The whole orchestra tunes up to an A note from the oboe — but how do our brains tell that all the different sounds are the same pitch? The discovery of pitch-sensitive neurons provides some clues.

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Zatorre, R. Finding the missing fundamental. Nature 436, 1093–1094 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/4361093a

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