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Discontinuities in stimulus.
I have a rather simple question concerning the usual assumption made
about the need for "continuity" of a stimulus. My interest arose when I
started exploring the "fluttering" sound heard for some stimuli. A
simple way to create a stimulus to study this phenomenon was to insert
periodic "discontinuities" in a pure sinusoid of low frequency by simply
deleting bits from this stimulus in a consistent manner. My next step
was to try and create a model, which became problematic as the resultant
sound heard was dependent both on the size of the deleted section and
also on where the deletion was performed. Does anyone have an easy
method for determining first, that a discontinuity in the stimulus has
occurred and second and more importantly, where.
Thanks in advance for any insights,