Adaptation studies in residue pitch

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Joseph Walton Hall (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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David Soderquist

Abstract: Residue pitch perception in the human (three subjects with normal hearing) was examined with the psychophysical technique of adaptation. In this method an adaptation residue pitch of a particular value was presented for 30 seconds and its effect on the perceptibility of a test residue pitch of particular value was noted. Several aspects of residue pitch were studied: the channel specificity for residue pitch with regard to complexes made up of both low and high spectral composition; adaptation of a residue pitch arising from components of a particular spectral region by the same pitch arising from components of a different spectral region; the number of pitch cues or components necessary to adapt a residue pitch channel; the importance of temporal fine structure in adapting pitch specific channels; and the relation between pure tone and residue pitch. All studies were performed with the adaptation and test stimuli presented to the same ear (monaural) and with the adaptation and test stimuli presented to different ears (binaural).

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Language: English
Date: 1976
Auditory adaptation

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