How to classify/categorize sounds (Pawel Kusmierek )

Subject: How to classify/categorize sounds
From:    Pawel Kusmierek  <pq(at)>
Date:    Tue, 20 Mar 2001 13:37:51 +0100

I run animal experiments which involve sound recognition and/ordiscrimination. Many various sound stimuli are used (e.g., tones, instruments, animal sounds (including birds), machines, artficial sounds, knocks, bells etc.). Is it possible to describe quantitatively such various sounds (along multiple dimensions, I suppose) in order to find quantitative indices of dfference, either in multidimensional space, or along a single dimension? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Pawel Kusmierek ************************************* Pawel Kusmierek Department of Neurophysiology Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology 3, Pasteur St., 02-093 Warsaw, Poland tel. (48-22) 659 85 71 ex 379 fax (48-22) 822 53 42 E-mail pq(at) Or: kusmierek(at) kusmierek(at) ICQ 11740175

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