(Pierre Divenyi )

From:    Pierre Divenyi  <marva4!pdivenyi(at)UCDAVIS.EDU>
Date:    Tue, 2 Nov 1993 10:52:05 PST

Chuck Watson, in a personal message re/ the Shepard/Deutsch/Repp tritone issue writes: "I can believe that there might be some systematic differences in temporal weighting, or spectral weighting, or almost any sort of weighting in what I've called "proclivity" measures...at least among individuals (cultures as similar as Brits and U.S. are harder to buy). Less likely if you confine your measures to capabilities, of course. I would like to know how big these so-called differences are?" As to myself, I have the hunch that Richard Parncutt is on the right track. The problem I see is the paradigm: with a complex stimulus like this, coupled with a paradigm in which capabilities and proclivities live in sinful concubinage, almost everything is possible. Do I understand it correctly, Richard, that the results are expected to change as a function of the frequency region which the subject listens in? If this is true, then why not to pass the whole sequence through some bandpass filter and see what happens when we take away from the subject the freedom to pick the listening band that supposedly lies closest to his idiosyncratic or cultural proclivities? Pierre Divenyi

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