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Re: Instructions for Subjects

Hi Fatima,

It was actually the Ciocca study that motivated the work of my
dissertation. However, the similarities stop there. The methods I used
were aimed at decomposing the continuity illusion in order to better
understand what features of a sound enable the phenomenon. Previous
studies did not allow for a decomposition of the contributing roles of
extrapolation and interpolation. My studies were not carried out to
show that we hear continuity of two aligned sweeps through noise,
rather, we wished to understand why this occurs, and why it breaks down
- or more so, why listeners' don't always hear optimal continuity at
perfect (frequency velocity) alignment. A very nice study by Kluender &
Jenison (1992) was the first work that began to touch on this important
issue, although it still left many questions as to the role of

I won't get into the details of our work here unless there is an
interest, but our manuscript is forthcoming. 

Looking forward to discussing your model in more detail (SFN?), and
part of my current research studies the phenomenon in single units in
the auditory cortex of awake primates.


- poppy crum