Human hearing and the Fourier uncertainty principle

Discussion in 'Blind Testing and Psychoacoustics' started by Shaffer, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Shaffer

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    I wasn't sure where to post this. Mods, please move the thread if this is not an appropriate board.

    http://phys.org/news/2013-02-human-fourier-uncertainty-principle.html

    "For the first time, physicists have found that humans can discriminate a sound's frequency (related to a note's pitch) and timing (whether a note comes before or after another note) more than 10 times better than the limit imposed by the Fourier uncertainty principle...."

    I thought that some would find the article interesting.
     
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    Interesting. This might explain why many of us hear benefits of transducers extending to 50+Khz but only hear up to 16khz.
     

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