Sound in multimedia applications (Al Bregman )

Subject: Sound in multimedia applications
From:    Al Bregman  <bregman(at)HEBB.PSYCH.MCGILL.CA>
Date:    Sun, 13 Jul 1997 13:56:30 -0400

Dear list members, A Canadian colleague working in the field of computer applications in education is interested in locating individuals who share his interest in the use of sound in multimedia (broadly conceived). I asked him to send a message to me so I could forward it to the list. Please respond to him directly: Bruce Mann <bmann(at)> Thanks, Al ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 21:31:11 -0230 (NDT) From: Bruce Mann <bmann(at)> To: bregman(at) Subject: From our phone conversation. Are you working on communications/media research? I'm looking for a collaborator. I'm interested in exploring auditory design principles for shifting attention in multimedia (CAI or Internet applications). I've studied the effects of a specific design method for shifting attention between visual and auditory (digitized speech) prompts in educational multimedia environments. Abstracts of these efforts are at: Briefly, stochastic design methods are most prevalent in the literature. Stochastic methods reflect outdated bottleneck theories of human attention. Results using stochastic design methods have been mostly poor. Studies using The SSF model, however have shown good immediate results in student retention, and good results following a latency period. The SSF Model relies on the explicitness and gist requirements inherent in tasks, and the interrelatedness of spatial- and language-like representation. -Bruce. Bruce L. Mann, Ph.D. Associate Professor Faculty of Education, Memorial University St. John's, NF Canada A1B 3X8 (709)737-3416, (709)737-2345(fax) Email: bmann(at)

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