Rhythm facilitates the detection of repeating sound patterns

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Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Journal / PublicationFrontiers in Neuroscience
Volume10
Issue numberJAN
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This study investigates the influence of temporal regularity on human listeners' ability to detect a repeating noise pattern embedded in statistically identical non-repeating noise. Human listeners were presented with white noise stimuli that either contained a frozen segment of noise that repeated in a temporally regular or irregular manner, or did not contain any repetition at all. Subjects were instructed to respond as soon as they detected any repetition in the stimulus. Pattern detection performance was best when repeated targets occurred in a temporally regular manner, suggesting that temporal regularity plays a facilitative role in pattern detection. A modulation filterbank model could account for these results.

Research Area(s)

  • Auditory neuroscience models, Footsteps, Modulation filters, Noise learning, Pattern detection, Psychoacoustics, Rhythm, Temporal regularity

Citation Format(s)

Rhythm facilitates the detection of repeating sound patterns. / Rajendran, Vani G.; Harper, Nicol S.; Abdel-Latif, Khaled H.A.; Schnupp, Jan W.H.

In: Frontiers in Neuroscience, Vol. 10, No. JAN, 9, 2016.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal