Re: Informational Masking (Bill Schottstaedt )

Subject: Re: Informational Masking
From:    Bill Schottstaedt  <bil(at)CCRMA.STANFORD.EDU>
Date:    Fri, 2 Mar 2001 04:53:31 -0800

> I seem to observe that it is possible to > 'store' apparently (fairly) unprocessed 'sound chunks', and 're-listen' to > them a short time later, and *only then* understand them. I've had this experience -- in high school I'd daydream and stare out the (barred) window, and only hear a drone from the direction of the teacher, but if I was asked a direct question (fortunately a rarity), I could reconstitute the question even though I hadn't paid any attention to what was being said -- a kind of weird internal playback.

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