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Sound‐Related Phenomena: Transmission, Interference, and Doppler Effects

Casey O'Callaghan

in Sounds

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780199215928
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191706875 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215928.003.0007
 Sound‐Related Phenomena: Transmission, Interference, and Doppler Effects

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A theory of sounds owes much to accounts of sound-related phenomena and their perception. This chapter presents a unified account of transmission through barriers, destructive and constructive interference, and Doppler effects. Rather than effects that pertain to sounds, these cases should be understood primarily as wave-related phenomena that produce illusory auditory experiences. The illusions stem from the way that waves transmit information about sounds. This unified account has advantages in explaining auditory experience and perceptual constancies.

Keywords: transmission; interference; Doppler effects; constancy

Chapter.  5802 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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