Re: environmental sounds and ERP ("SHAFIRO, VALERIY" )

Subject: Re: environmental sounds and ERP
Date:    Mon, 2 Dec 2002 14:42:22 -0500

Hi Christian, As far as methodology of selecting environmental sounds for perceptual testing is concerned the most comprehensive published source I have found so far was Marcell, M.M., Borella, D., Greene, M., Kerr, E., & Rogers, S. (2000). Confrontation naming of environmental sounds. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 22(6), 830-864. The abstract can be viewed at The stimuli used can be also downloaded from the web. However, there is a catch... Some of the stimuli have distortions such as clipping and may not be good candidates for acoustic analysis, although they may seem fine perceptually. This article also has a number of useful references from several different areas where environmental sounds are tested. Another source for a comprehensive bibliography on the subject can be found in Brian Gygi's recent dissertation that could be found at There are also some environmental sound tests developed specifically for testing hearing impaired and cochlear implant patients, for example Minimal Auditory Capabilities test (MAC), although I am not sure how well it would suit your purposes, how much normative data have been collected about it, and whether the quality of the stimuli developed years ago would suit your needs. Valeriy Shafiro -----Original Message----- From: christian camen [mailto:christian.camen(at)PSE.UNIGE.CH] Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002 6:28 AM To: AUDITORY(at)LISTS.MCGILL.CA Subject: environmental sounds and ERP Dear list, I'd like to do an ERP experiment in which subjects must identify environmental sounds (1s of duration). I don't find a lot of methodological informations about this kind of experiments. Could you give me some informations, references...? -- christian camen, 7059134 Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive UniversitŹ de GenĖve 40 Bd du Pont-d'Arve 1205 GenĖve

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