We are interested in the distribution of top-down attention in noisy environments, in which the listening capability is challenged by rock music playing in the background. We conducted behavioral experiments in which the subjects were asked to focus their attention on a narrative and detect a specific word, while the voice of the narrator was masked by rock songs that were alternating in the background. Our study considers several types of songs and investigates how their distinct features affect the ability to segregate sounds. Additionally, we examine the effect of the subjects' familiarity to the music.
Lecture Notes in Computer Science: 4th International Workshop, Hbu 2013, Barcelona, Spain, October 22, 2013. Proceedings, 2013, p. 15-26
Artificial intelligence; Computer science; Speech intelligibility; Social sciences
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Lecture Notes in Computer Science
4th International Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU 2013)