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Presentation 2022-06-18 15:00
[Poster Presentation] Subjective intensity of musical beats: a psychophysical quantification
Sotaro Kondoh (UTokyo), Kazuo Okanoya (Teikyo Univ. UTokyo), Ryosuke O. Tachibana (UTokyo) SP2022-20
Abstract (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) Meter is the core of the musical structure. We perceive meter as one strong beat and several weak beats. The intensity of the beats is subjective, and it is unknown how much difference we perceive in intensity. In the present study, we quantified the intensity of the beats. We presented several pairs of long and short tones and two intermediate-duration tones. We manipulated the sound pressure of the latter intermediate tone, and the participants chose which intermediate tone was more intense in the method of constant stimuli. We found a difference in the sound pressure that participants perceived as equal strength depending on whether the former intermediate note was a strong or a weak beat. This difference may reflect the intensity of beats.
Keyword (in Japanese) (See Japanese page) 
(in English) rhythm / musical meter / bandlimited noise bursts / Point of Subjective Equality / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 122, no. 81, SP2022-20, pp. 88-89, June 2022.
Paper # SP2022-20 
Date of Issue 2022-06-10 (SP) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2022-06-17 - 2022-06-18 
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Conference Code 2022-06-SP-MUS-SLP 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Subjective intensity of musical beats: a psychophysical quantification 
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Keyword(1) rhythm  
Keyword(2) musical meter  
Keyword(3) bandlimited noise bursts  
Keyword(4) Point of Subjective Equality  
1st Author's Name Sotaro Kondoh  
1st Author's Affiliation The university of Tokyo (UTokyo)
2nd Author's Name Kazuo Okanoya  
2nd Author's Affiliation Teikyo University (Teikyo Univ. UTokyo)
3rd Author's Name Ryosuke O. Tachibana  
3rd Author's Affiliation The university of Tokyo (UTokyo)
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Date Time 2022-06-18 15:00:00 
Presentation Time 120 minutes 
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Paper # SP2022-20 
Volume (vol) vol.122 
Number (no) no.81 
Page pp.88-89 
Date of Issue 2022-06-10 (SP) 

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