Adrianus J M Houtsma

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This study examines subjects' ability to recognize the pitches of two missing fundamentals in two simultaneous two-tone complexes whose partials are distributed in various ways between subjects' ears. The data show that identification performance is affected on different levels. Limited frequency resolution in the peripheral auditory system can degrade(More)
The ability of subjects to discriminate between directions of a point contact moving across the fingerpad was examined. Subjects were required to report, using an adaptive two-interval, two-alternative forced-choice procedure, whether in two sequential stimuli the direction of motion changed in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. The overall mean(More)
Four experiments are reported that deal with pitch perception of harmonic complex tones containing up to 11 successive harmonics. In particular, the question is raised whether the pitch percept of the missing fundamental is mediated only by low-order resolvable harmonics, or whether it can also be conveyed by high-order harmonics that the cochlea fails to(More)
According to a recent extension of our theory of intensity perception [Lim et al., J. Acoust. Soc. Am 62, 1256-1267 (1977)], two stimuli are matched in loudness if and only if their intensities divide the respective dynamic ranges proportionally in terms of just noticeable differences. This study reports results of intensity discrimination and loudness(More)
Psychoacoustical tuning curves and interaural pitch matches were measured in a listener with a unilateral, moderately severe hearing loss of primarily cochlear origin below 2 kHz. The psychoacoustical tuning curves, measured in a simultaneous-masking paradigm, were obtained at 1 kHz for probe levels of 4.5-, 7-, and 13-dB SL in the impaired ear, and 7-dB SL(More)
The human auditory system's ability to recognize simple melodies that correspond to fundamental periods in sequences of periodic sounds devoid of fundamental energy was studied through musical interval identification experiments. Stimuli comprising two randomly chosen successive upper harmonics were presented both monotically (two harmonics to one ear) and(More)
Experiments were conducted to determine the ability of subjects to identify vibrotactile stimuli presented to the distal pad of the middle finger. The stimulus sets varied along one or more of the following dimensions: intensity of vibration, frequency of vibration, and contactor area. Identification performance was measured by information transfer.(More)
The optimum processor theory of Goldstein can, in principle, account for pitch perception phenomena involving simultaneous dichotic complex tones. The frequency-coding noise function, which is the only free parameter of the model, was estimated with pitch identification data of two simultaneous two-tone complexes presented to different ears. This "sigma"(More)
Most studies of the musical pitch of harmonic tone complexes have utilized signals comparing two or more successive harmonics. The present study provides systematic data on melodic interval recognition by three musically experienced subjects with sounds whose missing fundamentals were represented by two nonsuccessive harmonics nf0,(n + m)f0, delivered to(More)
An experiment was performed in which subjects had to judge whether the pitch of two sequential sounds went up or down. The sounds were harmonic two-tone complexes. They were constructed in such a way that the frequency of one harmonic remained fixed, the frequency of the other went up or down, and the missing fundamental moved in the opposite direction.(More)