Comparison of relative and absolute sound localization ability in humans.

@article{Recanzone1998ComparisonOR,
  title={Comparison of relative and absolute sound localization ability in humans.},
  author={Gregg H. Recanzone and S D Makhamra and D C Guard},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  year={1998},
  volume={103 2},
  pages={1085-97}
}
Sound localization ability has traditionally been studied using either a relative localization task, where thresholds to determine a difference in sound source location is approximately 1-10 degrees, or an absolute localization task, where the range of estimates of the source of a sound are 4-30 degrees. In order to directly relate these two psychophysical methods, we compared the psychometric functions from a relative localization task in a human subject to the same subject's performance on an… CONTINUE READING