Re: Happy/Sad BMLD cartoon (Bob Carlyon )

Subject: Re: Happy/Sad BMLD cartoon
From:    Bob Carlyon  <bob.carlyon@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Tue, 26 Aug 2008 09:57:00 +0100

Walt is (of course) right that the original came from Dave Green's book. Some people think the cartoon looks like Dave, leading to a number of "copy cat" illustrations. Alan Palmer used a photo of himself looking happy and sad in some of his presentations, and (also being graphically challenged) I stole the idea for a TICS article published in 2004. Presumably, with the advent of electronic publishing, one will soon be able to click on a video of the author either sighing in ecstasy or bursting into tears, depending on the particular binaural configuration. Bob Jesteadt, Walt wrote: > Dan, > > I think the original can be found in Dave Green's Introduction to Hearing. > Those of us in the lab at the time found it to be out of place with the book > as a whole because the book was pretty rigorous. I have always wanted to do > a version where the face looked like Dave, but then I would need to do > something binaural to justify use of the figure. > > Walt > > -----Original Message----- > From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception > [mailto:AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx On Behalf Of Daniel E. Shub > Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 9:52 AM > To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx > Subject: Happy/Sad BMLD cartoon > > I am curious about the history of the cartoon which denotes the different > stimulus configurations and the corresponding performance used in studies of > binaural masking level differences. I did a quick web search for an example: > > > This one looks like the version in Moore's book. My guess is Moore's artwork > was original, but that he did not come up with the concept. > > I am curious as to who first conceptualize the BMLD with happy and sad > faces. > > Thank you > Dan > -- Dr. Bob Carlyon MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit 15 Chaucer Rd Cambridge CB2 7EF England Tel: +44 1223 355294 Fax: +44 1223 359062

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