p-ISSN 2083-389x   e-ISSN 2084-3127


Binaural models and virtual acoustics for studying spatial perception.

Steven Schimmel, Martin Mueller, Norbert Dillier

JHS 2011; 1(2): EA79-82

ID: 882065


To evaluate all aspects of binaural signal processing algorithms, an objective measure of how they affect spatial perception is required. We are developing such a measure using a data-driven approach based on virtual acoustics and models of binaural signal processing of the auditory system. We present a brief overview of the methods and models that we use to study spatial perception. We discuss the binaural cues of realistic signals in more detail, and demonstrate the importance of interaural coherence as a binaural cue. We conclude with an outlook on our future work.

Keywords: auditory space, binaural processing, virtual simulation