Interdisciplinary Information Sciences
Online ISSN : 1347-6157
Print ISSN : 1340-9050
ISSN-L : 1340-9050
Special Section: Spatiotemporal Characteristics of Multimodal Perception
Sound Localization of Dynamic Binaural Signals Provided Using a Pinna-Less Dummy Head or a Stereo Microphone
Tatsuya HIRAHARAYuki SAWADADaisuke MORIKAWA
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2015 Volume 21 Issue 2 Pages 159-166

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This study compared the horizontal and median plane sound localization performances of binaural signals provided using a pinna-less dummy head or a stereo microphone that turns in synchronization with a listener's head yaw rotation in the head-still and head-movement tasks. Results show that the sound localization performances in the head-movement tasks are significantly higher than those in the head-still tasks in both the horizontal and median plane. The dynamic binaural cues synchronized with a listener's head yaw rotation dissolve the distance ambiguities, front-to-back ambiguities and elevation ambiguities, yielding better sound localization performances.

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