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This study reports a role of temporal regularity on the perception of auditory streams. Listeners were presented with two-tone sequences in an A-B-A-B rhythm that was either regular or had a controlled amount of temporal jitter added independently to each of the B tones. Subjects were asked to report whether they perceived one or two streams. The percentage of trials in which two streams were reported substantially and significantly increased with increasing amounts of temporal jitter. This suggests that temporal predictability may serve as a binding cue during auditory scene analysis.

Original publication

DOI

10.1121/1.4811161

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Acoust Soc Am

Publication Date

07/2013

Volume

134

Pages

EL98 - E104

Keywords

Attention, Cues, Humans, Illusions, Pitch Discrimination, Psychoacoustics, Sound Spectrography, Time Perception