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Re: 1/f spectra

Dear Jan,


Gilden, D.L., Thornton, T., & Mallon, M.W. (1995). 1/f noise in human
cognition. Science, 267, 1837-1839.

Gilden, D.L.  (2001).  Cognitive emissions of 1/f noise.  Psychological
Review, 108(1), 33-56.

Both papers appear to be available from Gilden's web page:

John G. Neuhoff
Department of Psychology
The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH 44691
Phone: 330-263-2475
Fax: 928-244-5577

> -----Original Message-----
> From: AUDITORY Research in Auditory Perception
> [mailto:AUDITORY@LISTS.MCGILL.CA] On Behalf Of Jan Schnupp
> Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 1:30 PM
> Subject: 1/f spectra
> Dear List,
> I have heard it said on a number of occasions that 1/f
> spectra are very
> commonly encountered among natural signals, and one might
> perhaps expect
> the auditory system to reflect this fact in its design
> (perhaps the fact that auditory filters get wider at higher CF and are
> approximately logarithmically spaced is a simple relfection of the 1/f
> nature of many sounds?)
> However, I don't know ANY literature that discusses this 1/f
> phenomenon. I
> seem to remember somebody mentioning at a conference that there is a
> "classic" Science paper that marks the "discovery of the 1/f
> phenomenon".
> If that is the case, I'd love to know the citation for it. Any other
> references for other (particularly recent!) work relating to
> 1/f and it's
> role in audition would of course also be very welcome. (Even
> better would
> be pdf files of relevant papers, if anyone has any).
> Thank you very much in advance for your help,
> Jan Schnupp
> Dr. Jan Schnupp
> University Laboratory of Physiology
> Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT, UK
> Tel: +44-1865-272513  Fax: +44-1865-272469
> E-mail: jan.schnupp@physiol.ox.ac.uk