Testing spatial aspects of auditory salience

Podwinska, Z, Fazenda, BM ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3912-0582 and Davies, WJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5835-7489 2019, Testing spatial aspects of auditory salience , in: The 25th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2019), 23-27 June, Northumbria University, UK.

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Abstract

Auditory salience describes the extent to which sounds attract the listener’s attention. So far, there have not been any published studies testing if the location of sound relative to the listener influences its salience. In fact, not many experiments in general test auditory attention in a fully spatialised setting, with sounds in front and behind the listener. We modified two experimental methods from the literature so that they can be used to test spatial salience - one based on oddball detection and artificially created sounds, the other based on self-reported attention tracking in a more ecologically valid scenario. Each of these methods has its advantages and each presents different challenges. However, they both seem to indicate that high frequency sounds arriving from the back are slightly less salient. We believe this result could likely be explained by loudness differences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2019)
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
ISBN: 0967090466
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Depositing User: W. J. Davies
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 10:09
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 10:15
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56203

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