Accession Number : ADA019317

Title :   Perceiving Sounds by Their Visible Spectra,

Corporate Author : ROYAL NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH COMMITTEE LONDON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Woodhead,Muriel M. ; Carpenter,Alan ; Webster,John C. ; Morgan,Byron J. T.

Report Date : JAN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Any complex sound has a pattern of components which may or may not be possible for the human ear to detect. Sonar operators attempt a generalized recognition of signals which are synthesized sound patterns. The aim of the present experiment was to look for differences between discrimination of the cues, or acoustical components, in sounds heard, and those in the same sounds transformed into a visual display. The sounds used previously were transformed by spectrography into visual sections from which slides were made for screen presentation. Twenty-three sailors with good visual acuity acted as subjects. The statistical analysis is based on the 3680 responses in the test sessions.

Descriptors :   *Visual acuity, *Pattern recognition, Optical images, Auditory signals, Test methods, Naval personnel, Great Britain

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE