Reports

Localization Effects with Steady Thermal Noise in One Ear and Pulsed Thermal Noise in the Other

Science  01 Sep 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3479, pp. 617-618
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3479.617

Abstract

When the duration or repetition rate of pulses in the left ear is increased, while steady, in-phase, thermal noise sounds in the right ear, the pulses are heard to move toward the median plane. At still longer durations (for a given repetition rate) the loudness of noise on the right diminishes, until finally all sound is localized at the median plane.

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