You may find my PhD thesis helpful - it showed
that under some combinations of bandwidth-duration product, human observers
could do as well as an ideal observer. It's available online in pdf and
postscript formats at
Could anyone please direct me to any literature on what are the
comparative limits of :
1) Time/frequency resolution for digital
signal spectral analysis , as (sort of) governed by
Heisenberg's uncertainty principle with relation to the duration,
sampling rate, frequency content and bandwidth of the
2) The limits of the ability of the
human ear to distinquish between frequency/pitch and the exact time location
of sounds, more or less the same task as above.
human ear outperform digital ( or even theoretical analysis ) of sounds.
Especially, in areas such as pitch
discrimination and temporal localisiation of events and not signal
separation or some higher level analysis of the sound.
suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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