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ERIC Number: EJ827091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Exploring Auditory Saltation Using the "Reduced-Rabbit" Paradigm
Getzmann, Stephan
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v35 n1 p289-304 Feb 2009
Sensory saltation is a spatiotemporal illusion in which the judged positions of stimuli are shifted toward subsequent stimuli that follow closely in time. So far, studies on saltation in the auditory domain have usually employed subjective rating techniques, making it difficult to exactly quantify the extent of saltation. In this study, temporal and spatial properties of auditory saltation were investigated using the "reduced-rabbit" paradigm and a direct-location method. In 3 experiments, listeners judged the position of the 2nd sound within sequences of 3 short sounds by using a hand pointer. When the delay between the 2nd and 3rd sound was short, the target sound was shifted toward the subsequent sound. The magnitude of displacement increased when the temporal and spatial distance between the sounds was reduced. In a 4th experiment, a modified reduced-rabbit paradigm was used to test the hypothesis that auditory saltation is associated with an impairment of target sound localization. The findings are discussed with regard to a spatiotemporal integration approach in which the processing of auditory information is combined with information from subsequent stimuli. (Contains 1 footnote and 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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