The relative size of auditory scenes of multiple talkers

William A. Yost, M. Torben Pastore, Kathryn R. Pulling

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Normal hearing listeners discriminated a change in the number of talkers speaking consonant-vowel pairs between two auditory scenes. The number of talkers (n = 2, 4, 6, or 8) in one scene was incremented by Δn talkers (Δn = 1-8 talkers, depending on n) in the other scene. The perceptual size of the auditory scene seems to be small, as discrimination performance reached an approximate 0.75 proportion correct asymptote for n > 4. The independent variable of overall level differences affected performance, but both spatial configuration and talker similarity had very little effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)EL219-EL224
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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