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Re: comparison of vision and auditory system

Jont Allen <jba@RESEARCH.ATT.COM> wrote:
> >Roger Watt <r.j.watt@STIR.AC.UK> wrote:
> >In vision, there is exquisite spatial precision as well as resolution
> >but much less precision in the time domain, despite reasonable temporal
> >resolution.
> I find this point interesting because this is also true in the auditory
> system. The frequency JND is very small, but the acuity of temporal events
> is suprisingly bad.

Even for rhythmic repetitions? I ask, because from the engineering
viewpoint frequency estimation is basically averaging interval
lenghts between temporal events over some measurement interval
and take the inverse. In order to be comparable the number of
events used in temporal resolution measurements would have to be
in the same order of magnitude (i.e. some rhythmic pattern would
have to be used).



PS (off-topic): If anyone knows of employers looking for a prospective
   PhD in Electrical Engineering, who would like to continue to work in
   the audio signal analysis field, I'd be thankful if you let me know.


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