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It is well-known that thresholds for ongoing interaural temporal disparities (ITDs) at high frequencies are larger than threshold ITDs obtained at low frequencies. These differences could reflect true differences in the binaural mechanisms that mediate performance. Alternatively, as suggested by Colburn and Esquissaud [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Suppl. 1 59, S23(More)
Bernstein and Trahiotis [L. R. Bernstein and C. Trahiotis, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 100, 1754-1763 (1996)] recently reported the results of experiments designed to determine the form of interaural correlation that accounts for listeners' sensitivities to interaural disparities within high-frequency stimuli. Overall, those results demonstrated that listeners'(More)
For high-frequency complex stimuli, detection thresholds for envelope-based interaural time differences (ITDs) decrease with overall level. Substantial heterogeneity is, however, evident among the findings concerning the rate at which thresholds decline with level. This study investigated factors affecting the influence of overall level on threshold ITDs.(More)
Several recent investigations suggest that listeners either cannot or do not use envelope-based interaural temporal disparities (ITDs) to lateralize low-frequency sounds [G.B. Henning, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 68, 446-453 (1980); G.B. Henning and J. Ashton, Hear. Res. 4, 185-194 (1981); G.B. Henning, Hear. Res. 9, 153-172 (1983)]. We believe listeners in those(More)
Interaural time differences (ITDs) are important cues for mammalian sound localization. At high frequencies, sensitivity to ITDs, which are conveyed only by the envelope of the waveforms, has been shown to be poorer than sensitivity to ITDs at low frequencies, which are conveyed primarily by the fine structure of the waveforms. Recently, human(More)
It is well known and universally accepted that people's ability to use ongoing interaural temporal disparities conveyed via pure tones is limited to frequencies below 1600 Hz. We wish to determine if this limitation is the result of the constant amplitude and periodic axis-crossings which characterize pure tones. To this end, an acoustic pointing task was(More)
Listeners' sensitivity to interaural correlation of the envelope of high-frequency waveforms and whether such sensitivity might account for detectability in a masking-level difference paradigm were assessed. Thresholds of interaural envelope decorrelation (from a reference correlation of 1.0) were measured for bands of noise centered at 4 kHz and bandwidths(More)
The purpose of the present study was to obtain new empirical observations that would help determine the form of interaural envelope correlation that accounts for listeners' sensitivity to binaural information conveyed by high-frequency stimuli. In a four-interval, two alternative task, listeners detected which interval contained a 4-kHz tone added(More)
Detection thresholds for either 500-Hz tones or 4-kHz tones were measured for a group of 19 listeners utilizing the interaural configurations NoSo and NoS pi. Both broadband (100-8500 Hz) noises and narrow-band (50-Hz-wide) noises served as maskers. In addition, direct measures of the listeners' sensitivities to changes in interaural temporal differences(More)
An acoustic pointing task was used to determine whether interaural temporal disparities (ITDs) conveyed by high-frequency "transposed" stimuli would produce larger extents of laterality than ITDs conveyed by bands of high-frequency Gaussian noise. The envelopes of transposed stimuli are designed to provide high-frequency channels with information similar to(More)