Ähnlichkeitsklassen bei Schallsignalen (Similarity Classes of Sound Signals)

Gravesaner Blätter. No. 19/20: Mainz: Ars Viva Verlag: 151-157/158-162.

Language(s): English,  German


Analysis Psychoacoustics Timbre


Ungeheuer bases his article on the hypothesis that all auditive experiences (vocal, chords, etc.) as entities that consist of the combination of a number of elementary images with associated qualities. When combined these offer complex composite sounds that cannot be divided into their separate parts. To demonstrate this empirically, Uneheurer conducted an experiment with eleven participants who listened to a repertoire of vocal and fricative sounds and then divided them into classes of similarity. He describes the construction, execution and results of this experiment which is influenced by the quasi-analytical relation theory of Carnap.

Abstract translation(s):


UNGEHEUER, G. (1960). Ähnlichkeitsklassen bei Schallsignalen