Cocktail party effect (at)

Subject: Cocktail party effect
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Date:    Thu, 24 Sep 1992 14:03:28 -0400

Dr. Divenyi: Is there any way to find out more about your allusion to the connection between the cocktail-party effect and tracking envelopes of multiple speech samples? Also, my understanding is that the cocktail-party phenomenon originally referred to a binaural effect. Were you alluding to a monaural or binaural type of processing? I'm using the network in the hopes that I'm not the only one who has missed this information and that others may find your response as useful as I. Thank you. -Bill Woods Your text: >Jont, your comment is most pertinent to some of us who, during the past >few years, have been cooking up experiments in the hope of finding >a handle on explaining the "cocktail-party effect", and ways to >overcome its loss. As Sid Bacon and ourselves (independently) have >found it out, the effect may well be related to simultanously tracking the >envelopes of the multiple speech samples. If this is truly the case, >the sinewave analog controversy may be no more than a tempest in >a teapot. > Pierre Divenyi

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