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  • adj. Describing the differences between the reception of sound (especially timing and intensity) by each ear

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated between the ears.


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  • The neurons encoding these differences-called interaural time differences (ITDs) - receive a message from each ear. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Or maybe we'll call it "improve sound localisation by increasing interaural distance" or something.

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  • The new model adds interaural-crosstalk cancellation to the left and right channels to enhance the surround experience and widen the soundstage for two-channel sources, Polk said.

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  • It simulates the interaural time difference and frequency characteristics of an acoustical space, and moves the sound image localization outside your head when using headphones.


  • Specifically, ILD is computed using the interaural difference of a logarithmic function of the energy of the signals in each frequency channel

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  • Knudsen EI, Esterly SD (1989) Neural maps of interaural time and intensity differences in the optic tectum of the barn owl.

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  • Wagner H (1992) On the ability of neurons in the barn owl's inferior colliculus to sense brief appearances of interaural time difference.

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  • Konishi M (1990) A circuit for detection of interaural time differences in the brain stem of the barn owl.

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  • Poganiatz I, Nelken I, Wagner H (2001) Sound-localization experiments with barn owls in virtual space: influence of interaural time difference on head-turning behavior.

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  • Takahashi TT (2003) Frequency-specific interaural level difference tuning predicts spatial response patterns of space-specific neurons in the barn owl inferior colliculus.

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