Clarifying Amplitude Envelope’s Crucial Role in Auditory Perception

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  • Michael Schutz McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind

Abstract

Much of the MAPLE Lab’s research explores the role of amplitude envelope – the “shape” of a sound over time.  The perceptual system is sensitive to the dynamic changes in the amplitude envelopes of natural sounds, which convey important information about events and sources. However auditory perception research often uses amplitude invariant tones lacking such information.  Our studies have documented instances in which research based heavily on such sounds overlooks key aspects and abilities of the perceptual system.  Here I summarize some of this work and outline future directions.

Author Biography

Michael Schutz, McMaster Institute for Music and the Mind

School of the Arts

Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, & Behaviour

McMaster University

Associate Professor 

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2016-05-30

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Schutz M. Clarifying Amplitude Envelope’s Crucial Role in Auditory Perception. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2016 May 30 [cited 2021 Oct. 26];44(2):42-3. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2841

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