Perceptual organization of onsets and offsets of sounds

Yoshitaka Nakajima, Takayuki Sasaki, Gerard B. Remijn, Kazuo Ueda

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    Several illusory phenomena in auditory perception are accounted for by using the event construction model presented by Nakajima et al. (2000) in order to explain the gap transfer illusion. This model assumes that onsets and offsets of sounds are detected perceptually as if they were independent auditory elements. They are connected to one another according to the proximity principle to constitute auditory events. This model seems to contribute to a general cross-modal theory of perception where the idea of edge integration plays an important role. Potential directions in which we can connect the present paradigm with speech perception are indicated and possibilities to improve artificial auditory environments are suggested.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)345-349
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of physiological anthropology and applied human science
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2004

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
    • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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