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Re: Physics of the sound of footsteps

Would that be "galloping rhythms"?.... ;)

Dr. Peter Lennox

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University of Derby, UK
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From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Pierre Divenyi
Sent: 22 January 2014 07:12
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Subject: Re: Physics of the sound of footsteps


Check the work by Leon van Noorden on precisely this question.


On 1/21/14, 8:45 AM, "Linda Seltzer" <lseltzer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>When we walk, we can hear our footsteps, even if we are walking 
>barefoot on a soft surface.  However, the number of steps per second in 
>walking is below the auditory range.  What is it about the impact with 
>the ground that causes the auditory signal?  Are there papers on the 
>acoustics of a footstep?
>Thank you for any information.
>Linda Seltzer

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