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Dynamic Spatial Hearing by Human and Robot Listeners

Abstract This study consisted of several related projects on dynamic spatial hearing by both human and robot listeners. The first experiment investigated the maximum number of sound sources that human listeners could localize at the same time. Speech stimuli were presented simultaneously from different loudspeakers at multiple time intervals. The maximum of perceived sound sources was close to four. The second experiment asked whether the amplitude modulation of multiple static sound sources could lead to the perception of auditory motion. On the horizontal and vertical planes, four independent noise sound sources with 60° spacing were amplitude modulated with consecutively larger phase delay. At lower modulation rates, motion could be perceived by ... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Zhong, Xuan (Author) / Yost, William (Advisor) / Zhou, Yi (Committee member) / Dorman, Michael (Committee member) / Helms Tillery, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Behavioral sciences / Acoustics / Robotics / machine hearing / sound source localization / spatial hearing
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 136 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Speech and Hearing Science 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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