Chapter 8. The Human Aspect I: Human Psychophysics

  1. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  1. Hugo Fastl,
  2. Miriam N. Valenzuela,
  3. Uwe Baumann and
  4. Claus von Rücker

Published Online: 14 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527609734.ch8

Auditory Worlds: Sensory Analysis and Perception in Animals and Man: Final Report

Auditory Worlds: Sensory Analysis and Perception in Animals and Man: Final Report

How to Cite

Fastl, H., Valenzuela, M. N., Baumann, U. and von Rücker, C. (2000) The Human Aspect I: Human Psychophysics, in Auditory Worlds: Sensory Analysis and Perception in Animals and Man: Final Report (ed Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527609734.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 FEB 2007
  2. Published Print: 24 FEB 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527275878

Online ISBN: 9783527609734

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Keywords:

  • auditory worlds;
  • sensory analysis;
  • perception;
  • human psychophysics;
  • presentation of stimuli in psychoacoustics;
  • masking effects;
  • basic hearing sensations;
  • loudness evaluation;
  • noise evaluation;
  • piano sounds;
  • perceived differences;
  • quality judgments;
  • identification;
  • segregation of multiple auditory objects;
  • role of accentuation;
  • spectral pitch

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The presentation of stimuli in psychoacoustics

  • Masking effects

    • Post masking (forward masking)

    • Binaural Masking-Level Differences

  • Basic hearing sensations

    • Pitch

    • Pitch strength

    • Fluctuation strength

  • Loudness and noise evaluation

    • Loudness evaluation

    • Physical measurement of loudness and psychoacoustic annoyance

    • Loudness of speech

    • Evaluation of road traffic noise

    • Evaluation of aircraft noise

    • Evaluation of railway noise

  • Perceived differences and quality judgments of piano sounds

    • Perceived differences between piano sounds

    • Influence of sharpness on quality judgments of piano sounds

  • Identification and segregation of multiple auditory objects

  • The role of accentuation of spectral pitch in auditory information processing

    • Spectral pitch as a primary auditory contour

    • Accentuation as a cue for segregation

    • Physical signal parameters evoking accentuation

    • Improved perception of vowels by accentuation

    • Thresholds for the accentuation of part tones in harmonic sounds

    • Accentuation of pitch – discussion and outlook