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Re: human versus spectral resolution

Here is an excellent and much-overlooked paper on the dfdt uncertainty (more Gabor than Heisenberg):

Ronken, D. A. (1971). Some effects of bandwidth-duration constraints on frequency discrimination. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 49, 1232-1242.


At 03:03 PM 4/2/2008, you wrote:
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 sound.
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.