Method-of-adjustment measures of informational masking between auditory streams

Stanley Sheft, William Yost

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    A method-of-adjustment procedure was used to measure thresholds for detecting a continuous sequence of brief 2-kHz tonal pulses in the presence of random-frequency masking sequences. Masker pulses consisted of either one or eight sinusoidal components and were either synchronous or asynchronous with the signal pulses. Effects of pulse rate and asynchronous gating were generally consistent with a reduction in informational masking due to segregation of the signal and masker streams. Despite use of continuous stimulus presentation to encourage stream segregation, masking was still obtained from most listeners in most conditions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)EL1-EL7
    JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - 2008

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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