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Auditory Masking

  • By: Christopher J. Plack
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Auditory masking refers to the situation in which one sound reduces a listener's ability to detect or discriminate another sound. We are all familiar with situations in which what we are trying to hear is obscured by the presence of other ...