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Language enhances thoughts; new vocabulary for instance, clarifies and expands the thought process.
After starting Depakote, I also learned how to easily recognize musical notes by ear.
After getting on my Pepsi habit, I learned about quantum physics.
Pepsi must be good for Learning too ?
Post hoc ergo propter hoc
Why couldn't it just be "human brains" are "capable" of learning naturally? And it just takes time for the brain to develop to be able to recognize them precisely ?
Have people been able to achieve the feat without taking the medication historically?
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No, they haven't. It's considered impossible to learn perfect pitch if you do not do so as a child. Your brain alters to the point it is no longer capable of it.
In fact I believe the OP even addressed this. If not .. it's not possible. That's why this is significant.
while scientists disagree on much to do with
AP, they do agree that teaching methods aren’t
important, and that it is impossible to acquire
genuine AP as an adult.
Many studies shows
that it is not the type of musical training a
person has, but starting early enough which
counts – ideally, before the age of six. They
also agree that no one can have AP without a
musical education of some sort. This doesn’t
mean that there aren’t people for whom
pitches resonate in a certain way – but, without
being able to identify them as certain notes,
this isn’t AP. Here the consensus ends, and
the debate is one of nature versus nurture –
whether AP is innate in us all, or an inalterable
A champion for genetic predisposition is
Dr Jane Gitschier, a geneticist at the University
of California Genetics of Absolute Pitch Study
The opposing view that AP is innate in us
all is led by the English music psychologist
Professor Diana Deutsch. The results of her
studies suggest a strong link between AP and
speaking a tone language: a language where the
same words take on a totally different meaning
depending on how they are enunciated –
Mandarin, for example.
The fluent tone language speakers
scored an average of over 90 per cent, compared
to under 30 per cent among the Caucasians
and under 40 per cent for East Asians who
were non-fluent in a tone language. For
Deutsch, this proves a link between AP and
language that outweighs both genetics and
age of musical training
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I'd happily include myself in your 'club' - if you have one.
I would never try to dissuade anyone from taking a medication, provided they felt they had a real need for it (and many do, especially in cases of epilepsy) and had proper guidance and knowledge of what they were taking.
What, to me, should be a last resort has become just the opposite. Have a problem? Oh, here's a pill for that.
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