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Re: environmental non-noises
I understand you would like to connect to the literature on semantical
processing in words. However, in the auditory domain you might have a
much easier time if you focused on the identifiable vs. non-identifiable
distinction, rather than on the noise vs. not-noise one.
If so, you should read Brian Gygi's work (e.g., JASA, 115 (3), 2004).
Bruno L. Giordano, Ph.D.
Music Perception and Cognition Laboratory
Schulich School of Music, McGill University
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Montréal, QC H3A 1E3
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Honbolygó Ferenc wrote:
Dear List members,
We are currently working on an experiment about the semantical
processing of environmental noises. We are trying to do a similar task
as the lexical decision task with words and nonwords, but with
environmental noises and "non-noises". The problem is that we have a
hard time creating non-noises which are quite environmental noise-like,
but are not recognizable. We tried almost every distortion methods used
in the literature (reversing, spectrally-rotating, scrambling the parts)
but the sounds are always pretty much recognizable by most people.
Does anyone have any idea on how to create such non-recognizable
non-noises based on existing environmental noises? Or is this idea just
not feasible, because people will always think that what they heard is