Thank you for all the informative replies. I had quite some material to digest. For dynamic stimuli (FM), there seems to be a bias for rising frequency and this could be explained at the level of basilar membrane. I am interested to know whether this bias is preset for static stimuli? i.e., is a high frequency tone easy to detect in a sequence as compared to low frequency tones? Is the frequency discrimination better when the comparison tone is of higher frequency to the reference tone compared to the condition where the comparison tone is of lower frequency?
From: Varghese Peter
Sent: Friday, 31 May 2013 12:05 PM
Subject: Frequency increment vs decrement
I was wondering whether anyone is aware of asymmetries in the perception of frequency changes? ie, is upward change in frequency easy to hear from downward change in frequency ? Is there any systematic effect in this regard?