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dc.contributor.authorGockel, Hedwigen
dc.contributor.authorCarlyon, Boben
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-31T09:32:10Z
dc.date.available2019-01-31T09:32:10Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-01en
dc.identifier.issn1861-9959
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/288603
dc.description.abstractLau et al. [1] showed that listeners could discriminate differences in the fundamental frequency (F0) of harmonic complex tones containing only very high frequency components, even though the discriminability of those components, when presented alone, was very poor. They attributed this finding to the operation of central pitch-sensitive neurons. We probed the characteristics of the hypothesized neurons by measuring the detection of mistuning of a single harmonic in stimuli similar to those of Lau et al. [1]. We mistuned the 8th harmonic in a complex tone containing harmonics 6–10 of an F0 of 1400 or 280 Hz with components presented either diotically or dichotically (odd harmonics in one ear and even harmonics in the other). Mistuning detection thresholds for both F0s were very low in the diotic condition, consistent with listeners detecting peripheral interactions (“beats”) between nearby harmonics. In the dichotic condition, subjects reported that, for the low F0, the mistuned component “popped out” and this led to good performance. For the high F0, no such effect was heard and performance was close to chance. Thus, if there are pitch-sensitive neurons at very high frequencies, they do not provide a basis for perceptual segregation based on mistuning.
dc.publisherHirzel Verlag
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleDetection of mistuning in harmonic complex tones at high frequenciesen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage769
prism.issueIdentifier5en
prism.publicationDate2018en
prism.publicationNameActa Acustica united with Acusticaen
prism.startingPage766
prism.volume104en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.35885
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-07-10en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.3813/AAA.919219en
rioxxterms.versionVoR*
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2018-09-01en
dc.contributor.orcidCarlyon, Bob [0000-0002-6166-501X]
dc.identifier.eissn1861-9959
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idMRC (unknown)


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