Re: Speech intelligibility and spatial information (=?X-UNKNOWN?Q?T=F3th_L=E1szl=F3?= )

Subject: Re: Speech intelligibility and spatial information
From:    =?X-UNKNOWN?Q?T=F3th_L=E1szl=F3?=  <tothl(at)INF.U-SZEGED.HU>
Date:    Mon, 17 Sep 2001 12:01:44 +0200

On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, Eckard Blumschein wrote: > I prefer to close may eyes because the singer might be fat > Well, I think of some more reasonable explanation. Something like: Our goal when listening to speech signals is to get information. Visual information can help this procedure, so we look at the direction of the source, as lip-reading or simply seeing the face of the talker can help our understanding. When there is no talker present, we simply gaze at the speakers... Meanwhile, when listening to music, our goal is different: we want to enjoy it, whatever this means... in this, staring at the CD-player wouldn't help so much, or even would distract our attention, so we close our eyes. When there is additional visual information, like in a theater, then, of course, the situation is different... 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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