Re: Temporal encoding of pitch from resolved harmonics (Chris Plack )

Subject: Re: Temporal encoding of pitch from resolved harmonics
From:    Chris Plack  <cplack(at)ESSEX.AC.UK>
Date:    Tue, 17 Oct 2000 18:22:27 +0000

Hi Annemarie, > >are there any studies reporting pitch extraction from low, resolved >harmonics that can only be attributed to temporal phase locking but not >to spectral encoding? Sounds like an impossible experiment! The very fact that the harmonics are resolved implies that there must be spectral information. You might be able to argue about whether the results are more consistent with a spectral or a temporal explanation (as many have), but I don't think you'd be able to rule out spectral cues entirely. At least not for a common-or-garden complex tone. I suppose you could construct the harmonics using bandpass AM noise at different rates or something, but that would be cheating! Cheers, Chris ************************************* Chris Plack - psychoacoustician, pop star Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK. Tel: (01206) 873493 Fax: (01206) 873590 *************************************

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