Binaural release from informational masking in a speech identification task.

@article{Gallun2005BinauralRF,
  title={Binaural release from informational masking in a speech identification task.},
  author={Frederick J Gallun and Christine Mason and Gerald Kidd},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={118 3 Pt 1},
  pages={1614-25}
}
Binaural release from informational masking (IM) was examined in a speech identification task. Target and masker sentences were processed into mutually exclusive frequency bands, thus limiting energetic masking (EM), and presented over headphones. In a baseline condition, both were presented monotically to the same ear (TmMm). Despite minimal frequency overlap between target and masker, the presence of the masker resulted in reduced performance, or IM. Presenting the target monotically and the… CONTINUE READING