'What is masking?' Tanner, JASA v30 919-981, 1958 (Roy Patterson )

Subject: 'What is masking?' Tanner, JASA v30 919-981, 1958
From:    Roy Patterson  <roy.patterson(at)MRC-CBU.CAM.AC.UK>
Date:    Tue, 6 Jul 1999 17:36:06 +0100

Spike Tanner's article 'What is masking?' also appeared in JASA v30 pp919-921, (1958) which might be an easier place to find it. I was asked by one auditory list member what the basic idea was in Tanner's paper. The paper contains a clever pair of 2IFC experiments on the detection of tones. One is a distraction experiment and one is a pedastal experiment; the trick is that from the point of view of the ideal observer, the detection cue is identical in the two experiments. They do not, however, give the same results and so the question is what is different about the internal representations that leads to the differences. It seemed to me to be closely related to the current discussion both in phylosophy and content. Cheers Roy P __________________________________________________ Roy D. Patterson Centre for the Neural Basis of Hearing Physiology Department, University of Cambridge Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EG phone 44 (1223) 333819 office phone 44 (1223) 333837 lab fax 44 (1223) 333840 department email rdp1(at)cam.ac.uk or email roy.patterson(at)mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/personal/roy.patterson/ http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/personal/roy.patterson/aim http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/personal/roy.patterson/cnbh

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