The relative size of auditory scenes of multiple talkers

William Yost, M. Torben Pastore, Kathryn R. Pulling

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Abstract

Normal hearing listeners discriminated a change in the number of talkers speaking consonant-vowel pairs between two auditory scenes. The number of talkers (n = 2, 4, 6, or 8) in one scene was incremented by Δn talkers (Δn = 1-8 talkers, depending on n) in the other scene. The perceptual size of the auditory scene seems to be small, as discrimination performance reached an approximate 0.75 proportion correct asymptote for n > 4. The independent variable of overall level differences affected performance, but both spatial configuration and talker similarity had very little effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)EL219-EL224
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume146
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

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The relative size of auditory scenes of multiple talkers. / Yost, William; Pastore, M. Torben; Pulling, Kathryn R.

In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 146, No. 3, 01.09.2019, p. EL219-EL224.

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Yost, William ; Pastore, M. Torben ; Pulling, Kathryn R. / The relative size of auditory scenes of multiple talkers. In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 2019 ; Vol. 146, No. 3. pp. EL219-EL224.
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