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Re: Can a timbre be affected by a shifted (virtual) pitch evoked by double-spaced harmonics?
Thank you Chen-Gia Tsai,
having looked at your wav file in MATLAB, I have to essentially correct
I still imagine the main process of hearing to proceed in two steps. It
starts with spectral analysis within the organ of Corti. We may model it by
FCT or abs(FFT). The next step is to once again apply IFCT or IFFT or FCT
or FFT, however this time to the spectrum and without abs. In each case,
the result is equivalent to the (causal) auto-convolution, in other words,
to the auto-correlation of the sound signal itself. Application of
auto-correlation to the spectrum would not make much sense.
The neurons have to perform a second spectral analysis by selective
inhibition or excitation, both based on the temporal structure of the
already spectrally organized components of the signal.