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Interested in how sound works from the 'human perception

  1. Dec 10, 2005 #1
    Hi...I am very interested in how sound works from the 'human perception' side of it. I want to know how different sounds and harmonics interact...for example, two noises making 50dB of sound each, we do not hear 100dB of sound, yet it is more than 50. I want to know how our ears and mind work together to perceive different sounds.

    I wish I could ask more specific questions, but I'm just looking for resources. ANY would be appreciated.
     
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  3. Dec 12, 2005 #2

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    We can survey perceived differences between sounds (audible frequencies) and intensity or loudness (often measured in dB). By consensus, certain combinations of frequencies we perceive as pleasing (consonant) and other combinations displeasing (dissonant).
    For resource, here is some light reading...
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