How humans perceive, recognize, and remember room acoustics is of particular interest in the domain of spatial audio. For the creation of virtual or augmented acoustic environments, a room acoustic impression matches the expectations of certain room classes or a specific room. These expectations are based on the auditory memory of the acoustic room impression. In this paper, the authors present an exploratory study to evaluate the ability of listeners to recognize room acoustic features. The task of the listeners was to detect the reference room in a modified ABX double-blind stimulus test that featured a pre-defined playback order and a fixed time schedule. Furthermore, the authors explored distraction effects by employing additional nonacoustic interferences. The results show a significant decrease of the auditory memory capacity within 10 s, which is more pronounced when the listeners were distracted. However, the results suggest that auditory memory depends on what auditory cues are available.
Klein, Florian; Surdu, Tatiana; Treybig, Lukas; Werner, Stephan
Affiliation: Technische Universit¨at Ilmenau, Electronic Media Technology Group, Ilmenau, Germany
JAES Volume 71 Issue 5 pp. 254-266; May 2023
Publication Date: May 9, 2023
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