Intensity and frequency discrimination in one- and two-interval paradigms

Walt Jesteadt, Robert C. Bilger

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Both intensity and frequency discrimination data were collected for the same four subjects using several psychophysical paradigms. No differences were observed that would indicate that frequency discrimination involves fundamentally different decision-making processes than intensity discrimination. In both cases, performance in a two-interval forced-choice task exceeded performance in a yes-no task by a factor greater than the generally predicted 2. Consistent individual differences were observed in frequency discrimination but not in intensity discrimination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1266-1276
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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