Directional Band and Spectral Cue

  • Kazuhiro Iida


Blauert (ACUSTICA 22: 205–213, 1969/70) performed sound localization tests, in which 1/3 octave band noise was presented randomly from the front, above, and rear in the median plane and reported that there was a band that was perceived in a specific direction, regardless of the direction of the sound source. This band is referred to as the directional band.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuhiro Iida
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  1. 1.Spatial Hearing Laboratory, Faculty of Advanced EngineeringChiba Institute of TechnologyNarashinoJapan

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