Auditory grammar

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Auditory streams are considered basic units of auditory percepts, and an auditory stream is a concatenation of auditory events and silences. In our recent book, we proposed a theoretical framework in which auditory units equal to or smaller than auditory events, i.e., auditory subevents, are integrated linearly to form auditory streams. A simple grammar, Auditory Grammar, was introduced to avoid nonsense chains of subevents, e.g., a silence succeeded immediately by an offset (a termination); a silence represents a state without a sound, and to put an offset, i.e., the end of a sound, immediately after that should be prohibited as ungrammatical. By assuming a few gestalt principles including the proximity principle and this grammar, we are able to interpret or reinterpret some auditory phenomena from a unified viewpoint, such as the gap transfer illusion, the split-off phenomenon, the auditory continuity effect, and perceptual extraction of a melody in a very reverberant room.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalAcoustics Australia
Volume42
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

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Auditory grammar. / Nakajima, Yoshitaka; Sasaki, Takayuki; Ueda, Kazuo; Remijn, Gerard Bastiaan.

In: Acoustics Australia, Vol. 42, No. 2, 01.01.2014, p. 97-101.

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Nakajima, Y, Sasaki, T, Ueda, K & Remijn, GB 2014, 'Auditory grammar', Acoustics Australia, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 97-101.
Nakajima, Yoshitaka ; Sasaki, Takayuki ; Ueda, Kazuo ; Remijn, Gerard Bastiaan. / Auditory grammar. In: Acoustics Australia. 2014 ; Vol. 42, No. 2. pp. 97-101.
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