The perception of susurration: envelopment in indoor and outdoor spaces
Davies, WJ 2004, The perception of susurration: envelopment in indoor and outdoor spaces , in: 18th Int. Congress on Acoustics, 4th - 9th April 2004, Kyoto, Japan.
This paper investigates a connection between perceptions of indoor and outdoor soundscapes. The word susurration is used in non-scientific writing to describe sounds such as wind in trees and rushing water. It is hypothesised that these sounds give rise to a sensation of envelopment in a similar manner to the indoor susurration of reverberated speech, even when reproduced monophonically. Fifty-three listeners were asked to rate perceived envelopment for susurration and non-susurration sounds. One group of subjects rated the envelopment of susurration sounds highly. Mean envelopment for these listeners is correlated with low-frequency auto-covariance.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Envelopment, spatial, soundscape, susurration|
|Themes:||Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC221-246 Acoustics - Sound|
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
|Schools:||Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology|
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
|Publisher:||Acoustical Society of Japan|
|Depositing User:||Dr W. J. Davies|
|Date Deposited:||25 Jun 2010 11:11|
|Last Modified:||27 Sep 2011 12:26|
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