Subject responses were measured for individual narrow-band reproducible stimuli in a low-frequency tone-in-noise detection task. Both and conditions were examined. The goal of the experiment was to determine the relative importance of envelope and fine-structure cues. Therefore, chimeric stimuli were generated by recombining envelopes and fine structures from different reproducible stimuli. Detection judgments for noise-alone or tone-plus-noise stimuli that had common envelopes but different fine structures or common fine structures but different envelopes were compared. The results showed similar patterns of responses to stimuli that shared envelopes, indicating the importance of envelope cues; however, fine-structure cues were also shown to be important. The relative weight assigned to envelope and fine-structure cues varied across subjects and across interaural conditions. The results also indicated that envelope and fine-structure information are not processed independently. Implications for monaural and binaural models of masking are discussed.
Diotic and dichotic detection with reproducible chimeric stimuli
Sean A. Davidson, Robert H. Gilkey, H. Steven Colburn, Laurel H. Carney; Diotic and dichotic detection with reproducible chimeric stimuli. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 1 October 2009; 126 (4): 1889–1905. https://doi.org/10.1121/1.3203996
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