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Title: The physical origin and physiological coding of pinna-based spectral cues
Author: Lopez Poveda, Enrique Alejandro
ISNI:       0000 0001 3612 7060
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1996
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This thesis investigates both the physical origin and the physiological coding of pinna-based spectral features observed in experimental Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs). An experimental method for measuring HRTFs using a Knowles Electronics Manikin for Acoustic Research (KEMAR) is presented. The method includes a technique for moulding individualised pinnae to be fitted on to the KEMAR's head. Experimental HRTF data obtained with this method are shown and analysed. The most remarkable pinna-based spectral features are identified and their dependency on source location is characterised, particularly for elevation-dependent spectral notches.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Sound location; Concha; Auditory nerve; Hearing