Behavior Research Methods

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 20–28

MLP: A MATLAB toolbox for rapid and reliable auditory threshold estimation


DOI: 10.3758/BRM.41.1.20

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Grassi, M. & Soranzo, A. Behavior Research Methods (2009) 41: 20. doi:10.3758/BRM.41.1.20


In this article, we present MLP, a MATLAB toolbox enabling auditory thresholds estimation via the adaptive maximum likelihood procedure proposed by David Green (1990, 1993). This adaptive procedure is particularly appealing for those psychologists who need to estimate thresholds with a good degree of accuracy and in a short time. Together with a description of the toolbox, the present text provides an introduction to the threshold estimation theory and a theoretical explanation of the maximum likelihood adaptive procedure. MLP comes with a graphical interface, and it is provided with several built-in, classic psychoacoustics experiments ready to use at a mouse click.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of TeessideMiddlesbroughEngland
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Psicologia GeneraleUniversitá di PadovaPaduaItaly