Exploring the source of the mid-level hump for intensity discrimination in quiet and the effects of noise.

Abstract

Intensity discrimination Weber fractions (WFs) measured for short, high-frequency tones in quiet are larger at mid levels than at lower or higher levels. The source of this "mid-level hump" is a matter of debate. One theory is that the mid-level hump reflects basilar-membrane compression, and that WFs decrease at higher levels due to spread-of-excitation… (More)
DOI: 10.1121/1.4908243

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