2  Spatial audio psychoacoustics

This chapter is concerned with the perception and cognition of spatial sound as it relates to sound recording and reproduction. It is not intended as an exhaustive review of spatial perception, as this has been very thoroughly done in other places, notably Blauert (1997) in his book Spatial Hearing and Moore (1989) in An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing. Specifically, this chapter summaries those psychoacoustic phenomena that appear most relevant to the design and implementation of audio systems.

2.1  Sound source localisation

Most research into the mechanisms underlying directional sound perception conclude that there are two primary mechanisms at work, the importance of each depending on the nature ...

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