Accession Number:

AD0786457

Title:

Frequency Discrimination as a Function of the Number of Periods of the Signal Presented,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The present experiment attempted to determine how frequency discrimination improved as a function of the number of periods of the signal presented. Performance was found to improve in the same manner for frequencies from 100 to 8000 Hz and discrimination was maximized for all frequencies at about the same number of periods. The argument was made that the results could best be explained by postulating that the auditory system accomplishes frequency discrimination by means of a phase frequency analysis mechanism. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE