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The effect of auditory memory on the perception of timbre

Pike, C, Mason, RD and Brookes, T (2014) The effect of auditory memory on the perception of timbre In: 136th Audio Engineering Society Convention, 2014-04-26 - 2014-04-29, Berlin.

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Abstract

Listeners are more sensitive to timbral differences when comparing stimuli side-by-side than temporally-separated. The contributions of auditory memory and spectral compensation to this effect are unclear. A listening test examined the role of auditory memory in timbral discrimination, across retention intervals (RIs) of up to 40 s. For timbrally complex music stimuli discrimination accuracy was good across all RIs, but there was increased sensitivity to onset spectrum, which decreased with increasing RI. Noise stimuli showed no onset sensitivity but discrimination performance declined with RIs of 40 s. The difference between program types may suggest different onset sensitivity and memory encoding (categorical vs non-categorical). The onset bias suggests that memory effects should be measured prior to future investigation of spectral compensation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Media
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Arts > Sound Recording
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Pike, CUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Mason, RDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Brookes, TUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 2014
Funders : EPSRC
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2014 Audio Engineering Society. This convention paper has been reproduced from the author's advance manuscript without editing, corrections, or consideration by the Review Board. The AES takes no responsibility for the contents. Additional papers may be obtained by sending request and remittance to Audio Engineering Society, 60 East 42nd Street, New York, New York 10165-2520, USA; also see www.aes.org. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this paper, or any portion thereof, is not permitted without direct permission from the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 18 Aug 2016 13:59
Last Modified : 18 Aug 2016 14:16
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/805561

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