The role of temporal factors in pitch perception


Grant Data
Project Title
The role of temporal factors in pitch perception
Principal Investigator
Dr Ciocca, Valter   (Principal investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
1994-09-15
Completion Date
1997-09-14
Amount
587000
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
HKU 362/94M
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
1994/1995
Status
Completed
Objectives
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.