We did a similar task using musical instrumental timbres and multidimensional scaling:
Halpern, A.R., Zatorre, R.J., Bouffard, M., Johnson*, J.A. (2004) Behavioral and neural correlates of perceived and imagined timbre. Neuropsychologia, 42, 1281-1292.
Hope that helps
Montreal Neurological Institute
From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception [AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] on behalf of Brian Gygi [bgygi@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: April 28, 2016 12:26 PM
Subject: Re: Auditory Imagery Task
As part of a study on the perceptual structure of environmental sounds, I had participants imagine environmental sounds and rate their similarity. I found the resulting similarity matrix closely resembled the similarity matrix of environmental sounds which
were actually heard. I have attached the paper which describes these and a couple of other studies on environmental sounds. If you like, I can send you the protocol for the imagined sound experiment, and feel free to ask me any questions.
Best of luck,
On April 28, 2016 at 2:41 AM Francesca Talamini <francesca.talamini@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: