Breakdown of echo suppression in the precedence effect

J Acoust Soc Am. 1987 Nov;82(5):1834-5. doi: 10.1121/1.395802.


A new phenomenon is reported in which a change in spatial location of the leading sound source disrupts the normal echo suppression of the precedence effect. Click trains were presented through two loudspeakers, one leading the other by a few milliseconds. When leading and lagging signals were switched, listeners heard clicks momentarily for as long as several seconds from both loudspeakers before echo suppression was reestablished.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acoustic Stimulation
  • Audiometry / methods
  • Auditory Perception*
  • Hearing
  • Humans
  • Sound Localization*