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Recognition of Everyday Auditory Scenes: Potentials, Latencies and Cues

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A listening test was conducted where the human abilities in recognizing everyday auditory scenes based on binaural recordings were studied. The accuracy, latency, and acoustic cues used by the subjects in the recognition process were analyzed. The average correct recognition rate for 19 subjects was 70% for 25 different scenes, and the average recognition time was 20 seconds. In most cases, the test subjects reported that the recognition was based on prominent identified sound events.

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