Re: front to rear reversals (John Middlebrooks )

Subject: Re: front to rear reversals
From:    John Middlebrooks  <jmidd(at)KHRI1.KHRI.MED.UMICH.EDU>
Date:    Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:54:04 -0500

Tim, My experience is that there is a lot of variation among individuals having to do with particular combinations of listeners and sets of HRTFs. Generally, HRTF properties tend to scale with overall size of the subject. Small subjects who listen through ears of large subjects tend to report front/back confusions (particularly down front referred to down rear), and large subjects who listen through ears of small subjects report images that are elevated about the actual target. I have quantified this in a pair of papers in JASA. (Middlebrooks, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 106:1480-1492 and 1493-1510, 1999). Good luck. John Middlebrooks Date sent: Sat, 20 Nov 1999 12:19:07 +0800 Send reply to: Tim Cox <tcox(at)GEOPHY.CURTIN.EDU.AU> From: Tim Cox <tcox(at)GEOPHY.CURTIN.EDU.AU> Subject: front to rear reversals To: AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA Dear List, I am presently making binaural recordings and attempting to stabilise the frontal imaging. Could anyone direct me to resources specifically related to solving this problem. Any thoughts on the phenomena? Tim Cox. _________________________________ Dr. John C. Middlebrooks Kresge Hearing Research Institute University of Michigan 1301 E. Ann St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0506 voice: 734-763-7965 FAX: 734-764-0014 jmidd(at)

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