Perceptual components of pitch: Spatial representation using a multidimensional scaling techniquea)

Kazuo Ueda, Kengo Ohgushi

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Abstract

Paired comparison experiments were carried out on the pitch of 18 computer-generated complex tones synthesized by slight modification of the frequency structure of Shepard's endless scale sounds. The results were analyzed by a multidimensional scaling technique, and simple helixes were obtained in which two components of pitch (tone height and tone chroma) were represented. Some individual differences in perception of pitch were observed according to the weight that the subject gives to each component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1193-1200
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Volume82
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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