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Re: Height and pitch
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,
> 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 Grassi - PhD student
Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale
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