Investigating computational models of perceptual attack time

Collins, Nick (2006) Investigating computational models of perceptual attack time. In: Baroni, M., Addessi, A.R., Caterina, R. and Costa, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception & Cognition. ICMPC and ESCOM, Bologna, Italy, pp. 923-929. ISBN 8873951554

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The perceptual attack time (PAT) is the compensation for differing attack components of sounds, in the case of seeking a perceptually isochronous presentation of sounds. It has applications in scheduling and is related to, but not necessarily the same as, the moment of perceptual onset. This paper describes a computational investigation of PAT over a set of 25 synthesised stimuli, and a larger database of 100 sounds equally divided into synthesised and ecological. Ground truth PATs for modeling were obtained by the alternating presentation paradigm, where subjects adjusted the relative start time of a reference click and the sound to be judged. Whilst fitting experimental data from the 25 sound set was plausible, difficulties with existing models were found in the case of the larger test set. A pragmatic solution was obtained using a neural net architecture. In general, learnt schema of sound classification may be implicated in resolving the multiple detection cues evoked by complex sounds.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: M Music. Literature on music. Musical instruction and study > M Music
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 10:32
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