What is an Adequate Stimulus in a Perceptual Learning Situation?
To open the discussion of the papers just presented I would like to comment on one of Professor Konorski’s points—the question of what constitutes an adequate stimulus in a perceptual learning situation. In auditory studies the use of “simple” stimuli—pure tones, noise and clicks—has been justified for a long time with three good arguments. First, they are easy to generate and control. Second, their physical properties can be more accurately specified than those of “natural” stimuli. Third, all natural stimuli, however complex, can at least in theory be generated by mixing one or more of the simple ingredients in proper proportions.
KeywordsPure Tone Auditory Neurone Natural Stimulus Frequency Modulation Signal Auditory Study
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