Req: pitch-to-physical space mappings, refs ("Bruce N. Walker" )

Subject: Req: pitch-to-physical space mappings, refs
From:    "Bruce N. Walker"  <walkerb(at)RUF.RICE.EDU>
Date:    Wed, 26 Mar 1997 13:54:27 -0600

Greetings! I'm looking for references / information relating to the mapping of pitch to physical space. Does the "pitch space" really relate to / map onto the physical space, and if so, is it an up:up::down:down mapping? (I *used to* think so...) For example, it seems "intuitive" that tones that are "high" in pitch would elicit a faster "upwards" response than a "downward" response. Likewise, "low" pitches should result in faster movements toward a "lower" button. However, "intuitive" is not panning out (again)! I'm not seeing the typical Stimulus-Response Compatibility effects that one would expect if there really were an overlap of the pitch's up-down dimension and the response's up-down dimension. Does the "pitch space" really map onto the physical space? Should this be like the *many* spatial compatibility effects out there (e.g., Simon, Mudd, Melara, Marks, Proctor, etc.)? So I gues it comes down to this: How spatial is the pitch space? Thanks in advance for comments and references. --Bruce ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bruce Walker (PC86-88) Rice University Psychology Department email: walkerb(at) 6100 S. Main St., Houston, Texas, 77005 ph: (713) 522-2969 (home) (713) 527-8101 x3772 (office) Web: (713) 285-5221 (fax) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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