To obtain basic data for designing easy to understand and memorize auditory signals, we examined the functionary imagery and onomatopoeic representations associated with periodic frecency-modulated (FM) tones. When the modulation wave was rectangular and the modulation rate was slower than 5Hz, FM tones were associated with the imagery of alarm and were represented by repeatedly prolonged" syllables. When the modulation rate was 15 to 30 Hz, FM tones evoked the functional imagery of calling and the onomatopoeic representation of repeated flapping. These results showed that the functional imagery and onomatopoeic representation of FM tones varied as a function of amplitude modulation.
|Translated title of the contribution||Functional imagery and onomatopeic representation of auditory signals using frequency-modulated tones|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEICE technical report|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 23 2004|