|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.|
Jonny publishes "Surveying the Temporal Structure of Sounds Used" in Music Perception
Arts Research Board (ARB) grant for "Surveying the sounds used in auditory perception research"
Lorraine Chuen successfully defends her M.Sc. Thesis on the unity assumption
Dominique presents preliminary research at Acoustical Society of America meeting