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Temporal resolution of the brain

matt spitzer mwspitze at uci.edu
Thu Nov 17 14:34:42 EST 1994


In article <3aei0b$76t at news.cs.brandeis.edu>, bradw at cs.brandeis.edu (Brad
Wyble) wrote:
> 
> More
> specifically, its easy for an individual to maintain a 60 Hz beat, but
> as the frequency decreases, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay
> with it and predict the next beat without maintaining an internal
> counting mechanism of some kind that divides the intervals between beats into
> subintervals.

60 Hz?  As in 60 cycles per second?  I would be suprised if a human could
resolve individual acoustic events occurring at a rate above about 10-20
Hz.  Could you please expand upon this statement?  If it's true, I would be
very interested in finding out more.
  



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