Audio Pitch and Size (12-21-18)

Ueda and teammates evaluated links between audio pitch and perceptions of size.  They report that “information about the external world can be obtained from multisensory modalities and integrated. . . . we measured the correspondence between visual size and auditory pitch for each participant . . . participants were asked to resize virtual disks until they matched a corresponding sound; this was performed for five different frequencies. . . . the higher the pitch, the smaller the circle judged to match the sound.”

Sachiyo Ueda, Ayane Mizuguchi, Reiko Yakushijin, and Akira Ishiguchi.  “Effects of the Simultaneous Presentation of Corresponding Auditory and Visual Stimuli on Size Variance Perception.”  i-Perception, in press, https://doi.org/10.1177/2041669518815709