More terminology ("Albert Bregman, Tel: 514-398-6103" )

Subject: More terminology
From:    "Albert Bregman, Tel: 514-398-6103"  <IN09(at)MUSICB.MCGILL.CA>
Date:    Fri, 11 Dec 1992 18:21:35 EST

Dear colleagues, Here are a few more suggestions concerning the physical versus subjective terms we have been discussing: Physical: Stimulus arrangement, physical pattern Subjective: Organization, grouping. I have read papers in which the authors made reference to the grouping of the sounds. They were referring to the physical arrangement or pattern. Physical: sub-sequence, set of frequency-isolated tones, potential stream Subjective: stream People sometimes refer to "one of the streams in the stimulus" meaning, for example, the set of high tones. We probably could also use a common convention for indicating a single cycle of a repeating loop. I would suggest that a single cycle be presented, preceded and followed by ellipsis dots, with elements delimited by comma + space. Example: "The repeating cycle, given in Hz, was ...500, 300, 500, 400..." Is there an existing convention for designating a cycle, that we might simply adopt instead of this? Do we need a convention at all? - Al Bregman

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