Categorization of environmental sounds.

@article{Guastavino2007CategorizationOE,
  title={Categorization of environmental sounds.},
  author={Catherine Guastavino},
  journal={Canadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie experimentale},
  year={2007},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={
          54-63
        }
}
  • C. Guastavino
  • Published 1 March 2007
  • Psychology
  • Canadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie experimentale
This paper investigates the way in which people categorize environmental sounds in their everyday lives. Previous research has shown that isolated environmental sounds are categorized on the basis of high-level semantic features when the sounds can be attributed to specific sound sources. However, in the presence of numerous sound sources, as occur in most real-world situations, the process of source identification is often hindered. In the present study, a free categorization task with open… 

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