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Re: streams and groups
Al Bregman wrote:
I know what a stream is -- a time-varying sound or sequence of
sounds, treated by the auditory system as coming from a single
sound source. However, I don't know what is meant by a group.
Perhaps the context in which this term was found would be
informative. How was it used in the original source?
I believe you are only pretending not to know about groups, Al.
Perhaps you don't find the concept useful in your work? A group
is a set of elements that is perceived as belonging together.
In audition, these elements usually come from the same
source, which is another property (besides temporal non-overlap)
that distinguishes groups from streams. Perceptual grouping is
as basic and ubiquitous a process as streaming, and there is a
large literature on it. Grouping provides organization within
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