Time Coding and Periodicity Pitch

  • G. Langner
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Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Abstract

A psychophysical attribute of periodic acoustic signals is pitch. All signals with the same period have the same pitch, irrespectively of their actual waveforms which are determined by the amplitudes and phases of their frequency components. For example, a sum of successive harmonics has the same period and elicits the same pitch as the fundamental (fo) even if the lowest harmonic is much greater than fo. This is the case of the “missing fundamental” and the perceipt was called “residue” (Schouten 1940a).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Langner
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  1. 1.ZoologieDarmstadtFRGermany

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