Re: Brightness ("Andrew D. Lyons" )

Subject: Re: Brightness
From:    "Andrew D. Lyons"  <tstex(at)TSTEX.COM>
Date:    Sat, 11 May 2002 10:36:28 +1000

I can't explain the relationship between aural and visual brightness with any certainty, however I can point you at research which addresses the matter: Marks, L. E. 1978. The Unity of the Senses: Interrelations among the Modalities. New York: Academic Press. I've extracted some tables from the book for inclusion in a paper of my own on the subject: Cheers > Subject: brightness > > I am interested in analogues between visual and auditory processing. > > We describe sounds rich in high-frequency harmonics "bright". This adjective > is apparently universal. Why do we use such a visual concept to describe an > auditory feature? -- ========================================================== Andrew D Lyons | Time Space Texture | ==========================================================

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