An excitation-pattern model for the starling (Sturnus vulgaris).

  title={An excitation-pattern model for the starling (Sturnus vulgaris).},
  author={S\oren Buus and Georg M. Klump and Otto Gleich and Ulrike Langemann},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={98 1},
This paper develops and tests an excitation-pattern model for the starling. Like excitation-pattern models for humans [e.g., Zwicker, Acustica 6, 365-381 (1956); Florentine and Buus, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 70, 1646-1654 (1981)], the model for starlings provides a unified account of a large body of data. The foundation of the model is a critical-band scale, which is derived as an equal-distance scale according to a cochlear-map function. The cochlear-map function is determined as a best-fitting… CONTINUE READING