Masking protection in the perception of auditory objects

  title={Masking protection in the perception of auditory objects},
  author={Peter C. Gordon},
  journal={Speech Communication},
Three experiments demonstrate the phenomenon of masking protection, where the threshold for identifying a brief masked signal is lowered when that signal is presented in conjunction with other sounds that provide no information about the correct response and which are separated from the distinctive signal by more than a critical band (Gordon, 1997a,b). The ®rst experiment shows that listeners' thresholds for distinguishing a low tone (375 Hz) from a high tone (625 Hz) is lower when those tones… CONTINUE READING