Spatial release from masking of aerial tones in pinnipeds.

  title={Spatial release from masking of aerial tones in pinnipeds.},
  author={Marla M. Holt and Ronald J. Schusterman},
  journal={The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America},
  volume={121 2},
In most masking experiments, target signals and sound intended to mask are located in the same position. Spatial release from masking (SRM) occurs when signals and maskers are spatially separated, resulting in detection improvement relative to when they are spatially co-located. In this study, SRM was investigated in a harbor seal, who naturally lacks pinnae, and California sea lion, who possesses reduced pinnae. Subjects had to detect aerial tones at 1, 8, and 16 kHz in the presence of octave… CONTINUE READING

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