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Self-organization of rhythmic clapping

The following reference is not directly related to perception and streaming,
but deals with another interesting aspect of clapping and applause, the
spontaneous self-organization of rhythmic patterns:

Self-organizing processes: The sound of many hands clapping
Z. Neda, E. Ravasz, Y. Brechet, T. Vicsek, A.-L. Barabasi
Nature 403, 849 - 850 (24 February 2000)

The article and several sound demonstrations can be downloaded from

Christian Spevak
Music Department
University of Hertfordshire, UK