Binaural interaction and the octave illusion.

  title={Binaural interaction and the octave illusion.},
  author={Satu Lamminm{\"a}ki and Anne Mandel and Lauri Parkkonen and Riitta Hari},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={132 3},
The auditory octave illusion arises when dichotically presented tones, one octave apart, alternate rapidly between the ears. Most subjects perceive an illusory sequence of monaural tones: A high tone in the right ear (RE) alternates with a low tone, incorrectly localized to the left ear (LE). Behavioral studies suggest that the perceived pitch follows the RE input, and the perceived location the higher-frequency sound. To explore the link between the perceived pitches and brain-level… CONTINUE READING


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