The role of temporal factors in pitch perception
Dr Ciocca, Valter (Principal investigator)
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
To investigate the role of temporal factors on pitch perception by asking the following questions: 1) how long is the time span ("pitch integration period") over which nonsimultaneous partials can contribute to a single pitch?; ii) does the contribution of a nonsimultaneous partial to the pitch of a (target) complex sound depend on whether the partial follows or precedes the target sound?; iii) is the pitch of the target sound affected by a nonsimultaneous partial which starts and stops at the same time as a second complex sound? These questions have not been extensively investigated before, and have implications for the perception of the pitch of complex sounds in natural listening situations.