Re: Speech intelligibility and spatial information (Eckard Blumschein )

Subject: Re: Speech intelligibility and spatial information
From:    Eckard Blumschein  <Eckard.Blumschein(at)E-TECHNIK.UNI-MAGDEBURG.DE>
Date:    Mon, 17 Sep 2001 10:24:21 +0200

I am not sure about the word opposite. Given, my ability to focus on an object has been limited to preferably one point, the most relevant one. I would need extra effort as to reconcile different central locations for audition,vision, and expectation. I prefer to close may eyes because the singer might be fat while the conductor looks to those who have to play in the foreground. He is "speaking" with his musicians while I am introverted into myself. So Mr. Bregman is correct. What puzzles me is the optimal angle of listening. Arn't we slightly turning our head either to the left or to the right as to optimally pick up a just noticeable sound and locate it, presumabl by ITD? If we are facing someone, we are expressing maximal attention by looking straight into his or her eyes. Turning the head would possibly be understood as scepticism or the like. Eckard Blumschein ____________________________________________ At 10:19 17.09.2001 +0200, Lazlo Toth wrote: >On Sun, 16 Sep 2001, Qiang Fu wrote: > >> We would like to close our eyes when we are trying to >> "concentrate", which helps us listen carefully. >> >Yes, this is exactly my thinking. But Mr. Bregman said just the opposite, >(he prefers looking at the [supposed] source), that's why I wonder whether >there is difference between concentrating on music and concentrating on >speech... >

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