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Audio-visual interaction of environmental noise
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland.
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2016 (English)In: Noise Control Engineering Journal, ISSN 0736-2501, E-ISSN 2168-8710, Vol. 64, no 1, 34-43 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Currently research into the psychological evaluation of noise in daily life is car- ried out without taking into account the sense of sight. The human senses interact with each other; thus some information coming from one sense can be skipped or ignored in favor of information coming from another sense, leading to completely different reactions or behavior. The aim of this paper is to verify, on the basis of psychophysical experiments, how a human being processes audio-visual informa- tion coming from the different environmental noises which can be encountered in daily life. The experiment was divided into three parts: auditory, visual, and audio-visual. In each part of the experiment, the ICBEN scale (0–10) was used to rate the presented stimuli. In the first part only audio stimuli were pre- sented, and subjects were asked to rate their annoyance with the sound. In the second part of the experiment, the participants were asked to rate how pleasant the presented video clips were. Finally, in the last part of the experiment, parti- cipants were presented with a compatible and incompatible mix of audio and visual stimuli and asked to rate their annoyance. We found that several audio stimuli were assessed differently, to a significant extent, by listeners after video clips were added to them. © 2016 Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

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2016. Vol. 64, no 1, 34-43 p.
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audio-visual interaction, environment, noise
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-127671OAI: diva2:910667

This research was supported by a grant from Na- tional Science Centre: Project Number UMO-2011/ 03/B/HS6/03709. The authors would like to thank Agnieszka Klawiter for her help and advice. 

Available from: 2016-03-09 Created: 2016-03-09 Last updated: 2016-03-11Bibliographically approved

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