The effect of stimulus intensity upon the localization of sound sources on the median plane

Journal Article (Letter;Journal)

Experimental results reported in this paper and reported by Davis and Stephens [1] define the relationship between sound intensity and subjects' accuracies in localizing a sound source on the median plane. For white-noise intensities greater than 40 dB SL, localization accuracy is independent of intensity level. For white-noise intensities less than 40 dB SL, localization accuracy decreases with decreasing sound level. We hypothesize that this decrease in accuracy occurs because the direction-dependent spectral cues encoded by the outer ear are obscured by auditory system noise. © 1975 Academic Press Inc. (London) Limited.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hebrank, J; Wright, D

Published Date

  • February 22, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 38 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 498 - 500

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-8568

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-460X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0022-460X(75)80137-4

Citation Source

  • Scopus