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Title: The Shepard-Risset glissando: music that moves you
Contributor(s): Mursic, Rebecca A (author); Riecke, Bernhard E (author); Apthorp, Deborah  (author)orcid ; Palmisano, Stephen (author)
Publication Date: 2017-10
Early Online Version: 2017-07-25
DOI: 10.1007/s00221-017-5033-1
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Abstract: Sounds are thought to contribute to the perceptions of self-motion, often via higher-level, cognitive mechanisms. This study examined whether illusory self-motion (i.e. vection) could be induced by auditory metaphorical motion stimulation (without providing any spatialized or low-level sensory information consistent with self-motion). Five different types of auditory stimuli were presented in mono to our 20 blindfolded, stationary participants (via a loud speaker array): (1) an ascending Shepard-Risset glissando; (2) a descending Shepard-Risset glissando; (3) a combined Shepard-Risset glissando; (4) a combined-adjusted (loudness-controlled) Shepard-Risset glissando; and (5) a white-noise control stimulus. We found that auditory vection was consistently induced by all four Shepard-Risset glissandi compared to the white-noise control. This metaphorical auditory vection appeared similar in strength to the vection induced by the visual reference stimulus simulating vertical self-motion. Replicating past visual vection findings, we also found that individual differences in postural instability appeared to significantly predict auditory vection strength ratings. These findings are consistent with the notion that auditory contributions to self-motion perception may be predominantly due to higher-level cognitive factors.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Experimental Brain Research, 235(10), p. 3111-3127
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Germany
ISSN: 0014-4819
Field of Research (FOR): 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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