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Sound and Recording, 6th Edition by Tim Mccormick, Francis Rumsey

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CHAPTER 2

Auditory Perception

CHAPTER CONTENTS

The Hearing Mechanism

Frequency Perception

Loudness Perception

Practical Implications of Equal-loudness Contours

Spatial Perception

Sound source localization

Time-based cues

Amplitude and spectral cues

Effects of reflections

Interaction between hearing and other senses

Resolving conflicting cues

Distance and depth perception

Naturalness in spatial hearing

In this chapter the mechanisms by which sound is perceived will be introduced. The human ear often modifies the sounds presented to it before they are presented to the brain, and the brain’s interpretation of what it receives from the ears will vary depending on the information contained in the nervous signals. An understanding of loudness perception ...

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