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The effect of stimulus range on two-interval frequency discrimination

Matthews, William J and Stewart, Neil (2008) 'The effect of stimulus range on two-interval frequency discrimination.' The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123 (4). EL45-EL51. ISSN 0001-4966


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It has traditionally been thought that performance in two-interval frequency discrimination tasks decreases as the range over which the standard tone varies is increased. Recent empirical evidence and a reexamination of previous results suggest that this may not be the case. The present experiment found that performance was significantly better when the standard roved over a wide range (1500 Hz) than a narrow range (30 Hz). This pattern cannot readily be accommodated by traditional models of frequency discrimination based on memory or attention, but may be explicable in terms of neural plasticity and the formation of perceptual anchors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2012 08:50
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:36

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