Re: Speech intelligibility and spatial information (Qiang Fu )

Subject: Re: Speech intelligibility and spatial information
From:    Qiang Fu  <qfu(at)ELE.URI.EDU>
Date:    Sun, 16 Sep 2001 16:41:17 -0400

After all, I don't think there is a strong relationship between the eyes and ears. We would like to close our eyes when we are trying to "concentrate", which helps us listen carefully. (For instance, enjoying a concert.) The "concentrating" seems to be the key. We just use our mind to revise the coeffients of the filters in the ear. I have such experiences that I can understand a foriegn language better if I close my eyes and make a concentration. Qiang Fu On Sun, 16 Sep 2001, [X-UNKNOWN] Tóth László wrote: > On Fri, 14 Sep 2001, Al Bregman wrote: > > > That's my impression too. It seems that I can focus on sounds > > more precisely with my eyes open. > > > Does this hold for music as well, or only for speech? > I think that most people listen to music with eyes closed(?). > > Laszlo Toth > Hungarian Academy of Sciences * > Research Group on Artificial Intelligence * "Failure only begins > e-mail: tothl(at) * when you stop trying" > * >

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