The Audio-Corsi: an acoustic virtual reality-based technological solution for evaluating audio-spatial memory abilities

  title={The Audio-Corsi: an acoustic virtual reality-based technological solution for evaluating audio-spatial memory abilities},
  author={Walter Setti and Isaac Engel and Luigi F. Cuturi and Monica Gori and Lorenzo Picinali},
  journal={Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces},
Spatial memory is a cognitive skill that allows the recall of information about the space, its layout, and items’ locations. We present a novel application built around 3D spatial audio technology to evaluate audio-spatial memory abilities. The sound sources have been spatially distributed employing the 3D Tune-In Toolkit, a virtual acoustic simulator. The participants are presented with sequences of sounds of increasing length emitted from virtual auditory sources around their heads. To… 

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