Re: Al's Experiment ("(Pierre Divenyi)" )

Subject: Re:  Al's Experiment
From:    "(Pierre Divenyi)"  <marva4!pdivenyi%UCDAVIS.BITNET(at)PSUVM.PSU.EDU>
Date:    Wed, 23 Sep 1992 10:15:08 PDT

Re: Jont Allen's comment. Plomp once defined speech as "a waveform slowly varying in intensity and frequency". I have yet to find a more succint and to-the-point characterization of speech: it implies the AM and FM nature of the signal and sets ("slowly") some limits to the modulation frequency. The sine-wave analog experiments (with due respect to Bob Remez and others) sins against one of the criteria -- the AM-ness. Thus, despite any degree of speechiness of the percept,

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