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speech sounds and drum sounds

Dear Auditory List,

We are doing research on the acoustic and perceptual relationship of
speech sounds and drum sounds in North Indian tabla music.  In this
tradition, spoken nonsense syllables are used to label drum sounds. This
way, players  can communicate drum sequences either by playing them or
by speaking the associated syllables. We want to know if it's possible
for people who don't  know Indian music to guess which syllable goes
with which drum sound.

We would like to invite anyone who is interested to try a web experiment
in which you match spoken syllables to drum sounds. This web experiment
is not  being used to collect data for publication (we are doing a lab
study for  that purpose).  Rather, we are interested in the acoustic and
perceptual cues people use to make their decisions, and invite your
feedback on this issue (via a questionnaire at the end of the

Here is a link to the experiment: http://www.nsi.edu/tablaexp

Please feel free to pass on this invitation to anyone who might be

Apologies for cross-postings.

Thank you,

Ani Patel, John Iversen, & Phil Mercurio
The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego, CA, USA

Aniruddh D. Patel, Ph.D.
Associate Fellow
The Neurosciences Institute
10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Tel     858-626-2085
Fax     858-626-2099
Email   apatel@nsi.edu
Website http://www.nsi.edu/users/patel