Binaural ambiguity amplifies visual bias in sound source localization

Yi Zhou, Leslie Balderas, Emily Jo Venskytis

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    Auditory spatial perception relies on more than one spatial cue. This study investigated the effects of cue congruence on auditory localization and the extent of visual bias between two binaural cues-interaural time differences (ITDs) and interaural level differences (ILDs). Interactions between these binaural cues were manipulated by stereophonic techniques. The results show that incoherent binaural information increased auditory response noise and amplified visual bias. The analysis further suggests that although ILD is not the dominant cue for low-frequency localization, it may strengthen the position estimate by combining with the dominant ITD information to minimize estimation noise.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)3118-3123
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
    Volume144
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

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    acoustics
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    congruences
    Localization
    Hearing
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    estimates
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    Binaural ambiguity amplifies visual bias in sound source localization. / Zhou, Yi; Balderas, Leslie; Venskytis, Emily Jo.

    In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 144, No. 6, 01.12.2018, p. 3118-3123.

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    Zhou, Yi ; Balderas, Leslie ; Venskytis, Emily Jo. / Binaural ambiguity amplifies visual bias in sound source localization. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2018 ; Vol. 144, No. 6. pp. 3118-3123.
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