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Informational masking was reduced using three stimulus presentation schemes that were intended to perceptually segregate the signal from the masker. The maskers were sets of sinusoids chosen randomly in frequency and intensity on each stimulus interval or, in some conditions, on every masker burst in a series of bursts within intervals. Masker components(More)
A nonspeech pattern identification task was used to study the role of spatial separation of sources on auditory masking in multisource listening environments. The six frequency patterns forming the signal set were comprised of sequences of eight 60-ms tone bursts. Bursts of masking sounds were played synchronously with the signals. The main variables in the(More)
Several experiments are described in which the task of the observer was to detect an intensity increment to the center tone of a narrow-band, multitone complex. The sound-pressure levels of the stimuli were equated, then randomized, so that listeners could not detect the signal by using level cues. The primary experimental variables were the number of tones(More)
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