The Doppler illusion

John Neuhoff jneuhoff at
Wed Jun 19 01:09:58 EST 1996

The Doppler illusion is a newly discovered auditory illusion in which
listeners experience a rise in pitch when listening to a constant
velocity approaching sound source.  The striking illusion occurs even
though frequency at the point of observation falls as the source
approaches.  For a one page summary of the paper illustrating the
illusion see:

For a preprint of the paper to appear in the August edition of "The
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance"

jneuhoff at

John Neuhoff
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