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Re: Difference limens for spectral moments?

At 13:57 27/04/2006, Jyrki Tuomainen wrote:
Hi list.
I've looked fairly extensively for references on difference limens for different whole spectrum measures but have found practically nothing. I would be grateful for any pointers to the relevant literature preferably concerning spectral moments (especially center of gravity).

Hello Jyrki,

If I understand you, the VTL discrimination experiments in two of our recent publications (below) are the sort of thing you are looking for. They employ speech stimuli, but they will give you an idea of how to conduct CofG experiments and how to manipulate the stimuli with STRAIGHT. A CogC shift on a log-frequency axis corresponds to a change in source size in these stimuli.

Cheers Roy P

Smith, D. R. R., Patterson, R. D., Turner, R., Kawahara, H., and Irino, T. (2005). "The processing and perception of size information in speech sounds," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 117, 305-318.

Ives, D. T., Smith, D. R. R. and Patterson, R. D. (2005). "Discrimination of speaker size from syllable phrases," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 118 (6), 3816-3822.


Jyrki Tuomainen, University College London, Human Communication Science
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