Lateralization of Filtered Clicks

William Yost, F. L. Wightman, David M. Green

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Abstract

Lateralization of brief clicks was studied while the frequency content of the clicks was altered by filtering. The subject was asked to discriminate a centered image, a pair of identical clicks that arrived simultaneously at the two headphones, from a displaced image, a pair of identical clicks in which the click to the left ear was slightly delayed. The discrimination of the lateral position deteriorated as the clicks were high-pass filtered beyond 1500 Hz and was largely unaffected by low-pass filtering. Masking with high-pass and low-pass noise showed that low-pass noise severely disrupted the lateralization of the high-pass clicks, but the high-pass noise produced no disruption of the lateralization of the low-pass clicks. Our results suggest that the discrimination of lateral position depends largely on the low-frequency content of the click and thus, presumably, on the apical end of cochlear partition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1526-1531
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume50
Issue number6B
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971
Externally publishedYes

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Lateralization of Filtered Clicks. / Yost, William; Wightman, F. L.; Green, David M.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 50, No. 6B, 01.01.1971, p. 1526-1531.

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Yost, William ; Wightman, F. L. ; Green, David M. / Lateralization of Filtered Clicks. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 1971 ; Vol. 50, No. 6B. pp. 1526-1531.
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