|Life’s Little Mysteries writer Anthony McGovern wrote a story exploring why the sounds frequently used in electronic devices (i.e. alarm clocks, microwave ovens, etc) are so annoying, and ways to improve their use in the future. The article featured some of our research (done in conjunction with collaborator Dr. Jeanine Stefanucci) demonstrating that products using percussive tones are more desirable than similar products using the traditional artificial-sounding “beeps” frequently employed. For a quick overview of amplitude envelope, see here.|
Arts Research Board (ARB) grant for "Surveying the sounds used in auditory perception research"
"Moving to the beat" study discussed on KX 94.7
Quirks Question Roadshow features Dr. Schutz discussing why major scales sound "right"
Lorraine Chuen successfully defends her M.Sc. Thesis on the unity assumption