Accession Number : AD0616785

Title :   MASKING AND BINAURAL PHENOMENA.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. (Acoustical),

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEFENSE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Jeffress,Lloyd A.

Report Date : 14 JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 88

Abstract : Recent work on the subject of masking is summarized, particularly the masking of tonal signals by Gaussian noise. Various theories of masking and of auditory function are discussed with considerable emphasis on the theory of signal detectability. The vector theory of binaural unmasking is presented, with some discussion of the possible underlying neurophysiological machinery.

Descriptors :   (*HEARING, THEORY), (*NOISE, AUDITORY PERCEPTION), THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), AUDITORY NERVE, AUDITORY SIGNALS, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, VECTOR ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE