Hello list! We are designing an experiment that examines auditory spectro-temporal processing:
“Subjects will listen to three-tone sequences comprised of two complex tones and will be asked to reproduce the order of the tones manually. Tones will have a frequency of either 100Hz or 300Hz. The Inter-Stimulus-Interval (ISI) between the three tones will vary in several steps (e.g. 5ms, 20ms, 50ms and 300ms).
We are looking for a control task that does not involve auditory temporal processing but it should still be an auditory task and it should not produce ceiling effects.
We thought about amplitude/intensity discrimination with a very long ISI or environmental sound categorization….any other thoughts or comments?
Thanks a lot
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Nadine Gaab, PhD
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology