Measurement of auditory alley in virtual environment and its mathematical model

Michiko Ohkura, Yasuyuki Yanagida, Taro Maeda, Susumu Tachi

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Using virtual environmental display system, an experimental system was constructed to measure the parallel alley and equi-distance alley in binaural auditory space. It was found that parallel alley and equi-distance alley in auditory space are not always straight in physical sense, and the forms of them depend on the distance from the subjects. Further, it was observed that parallel alley lies inside equi-distance alley. Employing sound intensity and binaural time differences as parameters, mathematical models were constructed to explain the auditory alleys. By simulation, the models successfully explained the experimental results obtained in virtual environmental system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)II-434 - II-441
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Event1999 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 'Human Communication and Cybernetics' - Tokyo, Jpn
Duration: 1999 Oct 121999 Oct 15


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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