Shaping Perception with Context: Using identical rhythms to support or defy beat perception

Haas-Goldberg, Avery J.


  • What influences the perception of beat? This thesis sought out to understand how different contexts for the same auditory stimuli can result in a very different perceptual experience. Sequences were created which consisted of an isochronous metronome (M1) at 5 possible tempos interleaved with a jittering metronome (M2) with irregular timing. M2’s note timings were randomly ahead or behind the beat ... read more
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