5th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Rhodes, Greece
September 22-25, 1997

Missing Fundamentals: A Problem of Auditory or Mental Processing?

Henning Reetz

Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, University of Konstanz, Germany

Subjects were presented with signal pairs with different musical intervals. Signals were sine tones, complex tones with a fundamental, and complex tones without a fundamental. Subjects had to decide, which signal pairs form a specific musical interval. Reaction times indicate that the perception of the 'missing fundamental' is a sort of musical processing and not necessarily a part of normal auditory processing in pitch perception.

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Bibliographic reference.  Reetz, Henning (1997): "Missing fundamentals: a problem of auditory or mental processing?", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2827-2830.