Perception of Sound is Constrained by Environmental Statistics of Reverberation
- CBMM Research
James Traer, Postdoc - McDermott Lab, MIT
The world contains many diverse environments and each distorts sound in a different way. We found that natural spaces - from forests and fields to subways and supermarkets - have acoustical similarities, despite their physical differences. We explore whether the auditory system uses these statistical regularities to make sense of sounds in a complicated and messy world.