Re: purely spectral pitch (Katrin Krumbholz )

Subject: Re: purely spectral pitch
From:    Katrin Krumbholz  <katrin.krumbholz(at)MRC-CBU.CAM.AC.UK>
Date:    Tue, 14 Nov 2000 11:00:27 GMT

Dear Peter, thanks for your e-mail and sorry that I haven't replied earlier. I've actually just discovered your e-mail, because my mail-tool sometimes behaves in strange ways. Yes, if there were temporal structure at the output of the cross-correlation, there wouldn't be a problem (for temporal pitch theories). But that's John and my argument: there probably isn't much temporal information at the output of the cross-correlation. At least temporal envelope modulations don't get through the binaural stage very well. However, as I said, it might be the case, that, in some strange way, temporal envelope modulation is smeared by binaural sluggishness whereas the fine-structure gets through. But I guess, we would need a much more sophisticated model of binaural sluggishness than the temporal window approach... What do you think? Best wishes, Katrin

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