No Access Submitted: 12 September 1984 Accepted: 04 June 1985 Published Online: 26 August 1998
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 78, 1118 (1985);
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  • Laboratoire de Psychologie Expérimentale, Associé au C. N. R. S., Université René Descartes et E. P. H. E. section 3, 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris, France
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  • Laurent Demany
This study was concerned with the effects of training on the frequency discrimination ability of human listeners. Frequency discrimination at 200 Hz was tested before and after training. Four groups of listeners received training in four different frequency regions, 200, 360, 2500, and 6000 Hz. It was found that training at 200, 360, and 2500 Hz all provided comparable improvement in discrimination performance at 200 Hz whereas training at 6000 Hz provided less improvement. This result is consistent with the idea that frequency discrimination and pitch perception are mediated by different processes at high (>5000 Hz) and low (<5000 Hz) frequencies.
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