Perception of short duration sounds (Jonathan Roberts )

Subject: Perception of short duration sounds
From:    Jonathan Roberts  <J.R.Roberts(at)LBORO.AC.UK>
Date:    Thu, 4 Oct 2001 17:51:52 +0100

I am conducting some research of sports players' perceptions of the equipement they use, specifically sports involving impacts between a ball and an implement. Of particular interest is the players' perception of the impact sound which is typically short in duration (< 50ms). Can anyone please offer me some advice, or point me in the direction of any studies of the effect of sound duration on perceived pitch and loudness? I have read papers where the centroid of a spectrum has been used as an indicator of pitch, does anyone know of any other techniques for quantifying the pitch of a complex sound? Finally, does anyone have MATLAB code that they are prepared to share for calculating Zwicker loudness? Any advice would be much appreciated, Thanks, Jon Roberts Wolfson School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU UK Tel: 44 (0)1509 227679 Fax: 44 (0)1509 227648 E-Mail: J.R.Roberts(at)

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