Re: Height and pitch (Massimo Grassi )

Subject: Re: Height and pitch
From:    Massimo Grassi  <grassi(at)PSY.UNIPD.IT>
Date:    Wed, 19 Feb 2003 09:48:12 +0100

Hi there, just to give the references: > In fact, in the early days of experimental psychology, it was > seriously doubted by many that the auditory system itself could localize > sounds because sound didn't contain the characteristic of 'size' or > extensivity (often called 'volume') like visual or tactile objects. about perceiving size and shape: Carello, C., Anderson, K. L., & Kunckler-Peck, A. J. (1998). Perception of object length by sound. Psychological Science, 9, 211-214. Kunckler-Peck, A. J., & Turvey, M. T. (2000). Hearing shapes. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human perception & Performance, 26, 279-294. Grassi, M. (2002). Recognising the size of objects from sounds with manipulated acoustical parameters. In J. A. Da Silva, E. H. Matsushima, & P. Ribeiro-Filho (Eds.), Fechner Day 2002: Proceedings of the International Society for Psychophysics (p. 392-397). Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. > Others > argued that the sounds could indeed be localized by the auditory system and > used as evidence the notion that lower frequency sounds appear larger and > more extensive than higher frequency sounds which often appear smaller and > more compact. That is, sounds did have 'volume.' about 'tonal volume': Perrot, D. R., Musicant, A., & Schwethelm, B. (1980). The expanding image effect: The concept of tonal volume revisited. Journal of Auditory Research, 20, 43-55. Boring, E. G. (1926). Auditory theory with special reference to intensity, volume, and localization. American Jounal of Psychology, 37, 157-188. Rich, G. J. (1919). A preliminary study on tonal volume. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1 (2), 13-22. Massimo **************************** Massimo Grassi - PhD student Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale Via Venezia 8 - 35131 Padova - Italy tel. +39 0498276672 - fax +39 0498276600

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