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J Acoust Soc Am. 1999 Nov;106(5):2733-45.

Within-channel cues in comodulation masking release (CMR): experiments and model predictions using a modulation-filterbank model.

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Graduiertenkolleg Psychoakustik, Carl-von-Ossietzky Universit├Ąt Oldenburg, Germany.

Abstract

Experiments and model calculations were performed to study the influence of within-channel cues versus across-channel cues in comodulation masking release (CMR). A class of CMR experiments is considered that are characterized by a single (unmodulated or modulated) bandpass noise masker with variable bandwidth centered at the signal frequency. A modulation-filterbank model suggested by Dau et al. [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 102, 2892-2905 (1997)] was employed to quantitatively predict the experimental data. Effects of varying masker bandwidth, center frequency, modulator bandwidth, modulator type, and signal duration on CMR were examined. In addition, the effect of band limiting the noise before or after modulation was shown to influence the CMR in the same way as a systematic variation of the modulation depth. It is demonstrated that a single-channel analysis, which analyzes only the information from one peripheral channel, quantitatively accounts for the CMR in most cases, indicating that an across-channel process is generally not necessary for simulating results from this class of CMR experiments. True across-channel processes may be found in another class of CMR experiments.

PMID:
10573889
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