Human echolocation - spatial resolution and signal properties

Human echolocation - spatial resolution and signal properties

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This paper will focus on the echolocation abilities of humans, describing the acoustic properties of their emissions as well as the acuity with which they are able to discriminate certain object properties - distance, angle (horizontal and vertical), size, shape and material - and the various cues that they might use to do this.

Chapter Contents:

  • 10.1 Introduction and background
  • 10.2 Acoustic properties of human sonar emissions
  • 10.3 Environmental factors
  • 10.4 Localising objects in space
  • 10.4.1 Localising objects in depth (ranging): signal properties
  • 10.4.2 Localising objects in depth (ranging): spatial resolution of human echolocators
  • 10.4.3 Localising objects in the horizontal plane (azimuth): signal properties
  • 10.4.4 Localising objects in the horizontal plane: spatial resolution of human echolocators
  • 10.4.5 Localising objects in the vertical plane (elevation)
  • 10.5 Discriminating object size, shape and material
  • 10.6 Concluding comments and future directions
  • References

Inspec keywords: mechanoception; bioacoustics

Other keywords: human echolocation; signal properties; acoustic properties; obejct size; obeject shape; object distance

Subjects: Mechano- and chemio-ceptions

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