auditory distortion caused by yawning (Prof Roger K Moore )

Subject: auditory distortion caused by yawning
From:    Prof Roger K Moore  <r.k.moore@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Fri, 17 Oct 2008 16:56:31 +0100

Dear List, I have often noticed that if I yawn while listening to music, I experience a noticeable distortion of the auditory experience - in particular, the sounds appear to become discordant. Is this a well known effect, and can it be easily explained as the result of a physical distortion of the cochlea? If so, what does it say about timing-based theories of timbre perception? Best wishes Roger K. Moore P.S. I see that there was a short discussion on this in the LIST in 2004, but no conclusion was reached. ________________________________________________________________ Prof ROGER K MOORE BA(Hons) MSc PhD FIOA MIET Chair of Spoken Language Processing Speech and Hearing Research Group (SPandH) Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Regent Court, 211 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK e-mail: r.k.moore@xxxxxxxx web: tel: +44 (0) 11422 21807 fax: +44 (0) 11422 21810 mobile: +44 (0) 7910 073631 ________________________________________________________________

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