Re: HUM_FORUM: Re: HUM_FORUM: Dear Chip
> ... an arrogant refusal to admit other options exist...Sandra, I am an engineer (of scientific principles), not a scientist,
per se, but I can tell you that a competent engineer will design
something that he is _certain_ will work once constructed. He can do
that because the materials, methods and processes he uses in the design
are well understood, are commonly accepted and yield reliably repeatable
results. If other options exist that been proven by the industry he
will likely use them, too. He will not, if he is competent, arrogantly
use alternative notions that have not been subjected to appropriate
scrutiny; to do so might threaten life.
I do not agree that engineering (read as applied science) arrogantly
ignores new ideas, but it considers them carefully and thoroughly before
adopting and integrating them into existing knowledge and practice, lest
bridges fall at most inopportune times.
Is suspect the discipline within science, per se, is the same. Do you
think that is improper?
26 out of 26 correct on the Distorted Tunes Test. Unfortunately, there is a bias on this test, as I am sure some younger people may not be familiar with all of the tunes used for the test.
Distorted Tunes Test: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/tunetest/
Musical Listening Test: http://www.delosis.com/listening/home.html
Auditory Localization: http://www.psypress.com/mather/resources/topic.asp?topic=ch05-tp-03
Demo, the Precedence Effect: http://www.psypress.com/mather/resources/swf/Demo5_2.swf
Auditory Scene Analysis: http://www.psypress.com/mather/resources/topic.asp?topic=ch05-tp-05
It's actually interesting if you take the time to listen to the samples and compare it to the spectrograph. What seems incomprehensible to the eye on the spectrograph is readily discerned from the background noise/music by the ear: http://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/~alistair/research/dphil/enm/asa/complex.html
Also Streaming: http://www.psypress.com/mather/resources/swf/Demo5_3.swf
Loudness Perception: http://www.psypress.com/mather/resources/topic.asp?topic=ch05-tp-01#ch05-it-01
As I ferret out other links, I'll post them as well.
--- In email@example.com, Chip Johnson <chip@...> wrote:
> The link is strange indeed...but 23/27 is pretty darned good! However I wanted to direct you to the Auditory Localisation test. If you are able to get to the page that you just described (Pitch Perception), then look to the column on the left-hand side under Contents/5.Perception of Sound, the the third bullet down should be Auditory Localisation--> try clicking there and it should bring you to the correct test...
> Hope this works!