AES Store

Journal Forum

Reflecting on Reflections - June 2014
1 comment

Quiet Thoughts on a Deafening Problem - May 2014
1 comment

Perceptual Effects of Dynamic Range Compression in Popular Music Recordings - January 2014
5 comments

Access Journal Forum

AES E-Library

On the Adaptation to Non-Individualized HRTF Auralizations: A Longitudinal Study

Auralisations with HRTFs are an innovative tool for the reproduction of acoustic space. Their broad applicability depends on the use of non-individualised models, but little is known on how humans adapt to these sounds. Previous findings have shown that simple exposure to non-individualised virtual sounds did not provide a quick adaptation, but that training and feedback would boost this process. Here, we were interested in analyzing the long-term effect of such training-based adaptation. We trained listeners in azimuth and elevation discrimination in two separate experiments and retested them immediately, one hour, one day, one week and one month after. Results revealed that, with active learning and feedback, all participants lowered their localization errors. This benefit was still found one month after training. Interestingly, participants who had trained previously with elevations were better in azimuth localization and vice-versa. Our findings suggest that humans adapt easily to new anatomically shaped spectral cues and they are able to transfer that adaptation to non-trained sounds.

Authors:
Affiliations:
AES Conference:
Paper Number:
Publication Date:
Subject:

Click to purchase paper or login as an AES member. If your company or school subscribes to the E-Library then switch to the institutional version. If you are not an AES member and would like to subscribe to the E-Library then Join the AES!

This paper costs $20 for non-members, $5 for AES members and is free for E-Library subscribers.

Learn more about the AES E-Library

E-Library Location:

Start a discussion about this paper!


 
Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn   Google+   YouTube   RSS News Feeds  
AES - Audio Engineering Society