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summary to masked threshold as a function of duration

Dear listers,

Thanks to everyone who replied to my request for references
concerning masked threshold as a function of duration. This is very
much appreciated. I include below a summary of the replies that I received
to date.


Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 09:27:53 +1000
From: Harvey Holmes <H.Holmes@unsw.edu.au>
Subject: Re: masked threshold as a function of signal duration

There was a lot of work done on this topic in the 60s to 80s (roughly)
by E. Zwicker and E. Terhardt and their co-workers at Munich.

Some references to this work are given in the Zwicker and Fastl book
"Psychoacoustics - Facts and Models" (Springer) in the sections on temporal
masking, and I am sure others can be found by looking up Terhardt's web
site http://www.mmk.ei.tum.de/persons/ter.html or by using Google.


Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 09:32:51 +0200
From: "Bernhard U. Seeber" <seeber@ei.tum.de>
Subject: Re: masked threshold as a function of signal duration

there is quite some work on this with a good description of masking models,
with data and literature links in the Zwicker-Fastl book,

   author    = "E. Zwicker and H. Fastl",
   title     = "Psychoacoustics, Facts and Models",
   publisher = "Springer",
   edition   = "2.",
   year      = 1999}


From: "Judi Lapsley Miller" <judi@psychophysics.org>
Subject: RE: masked threshold as a function of signal duration
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 06:24:00 -0400
Organization: Psychophysics Ink

you might be interested in my thesis research looking at the
detectability of narrow-band noise as a function of signal bandwidth and



Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 06:49:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: Brian Simpson <bsimpson@sdl.psych.wright.edu>
Subject: Re: masked threshold as a function of signal duration

Here are just a few references:

Kohlrausch, A. (1986).  The influence of signal duration, signal frequency
and masker duration on binaural masking level differences. Hearing
Research, 23, 267-273.

McFadden, D. (1966). Masking-level differences with continuous and with
burst masking noise.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 40,

Robinson, D. E., and Trahiotis, C. (1972). Effects of signal duration and
masker duration on detectability under diotic and dichotic listening
conditions.  Perception and Psychophysics, 12, 333-334.

Trahiotis, C., Dolan, T. R., and Miller, T. H. (1972). Effect of
'backward' masker fringe on the detectability of pulsed diotic and
dichotic tonal signals.  Perception and Psychophysics, 12, 335-338.


Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 06:26:05 -0700
From: "Sid P. Bacon" <spb@asu.edu>
Subject: masked temporal integration

We recently published a study on masked temporal integration.  The
reference is:

Bacon, S.P., Hicks, M.L., and Johnson, K.L. (2000).
"Temporal integration in the presence of off-frequency maskers,"
J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 107, 922-932.

There are numerous citations in the paper that might be of assistance.
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