Re: brightness (Densil Cabrera )

Subject: Re: brightness
From:    Densil Cabrera  <densil(at)ARCH.USYD.EDU.AU>
Date:    Mon, 13 May 2002 12:18:09 +1000

> >Instead of physical high/low, bright/dull may be related to near/distant. Perhaps a similar proximity analogy partially accounts for the association between low frequency content and the impression of a tone's or noise's size - which for historical reasons is called 'auditory volume'. An increase in the bassiness of sounds (as well as in their brightness) is associated with close sources.

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