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Dr. Kai Siedenburg, Forschungsgruppenleiter

+49 (0)441 798-3579

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Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät VI - Dept. für Medizinische Physik und Akustik, Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118, 26129 Oldenburg

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Vocals and attention

Exploring the salience of different sound sources in popular music mixes

We conducted online experiments in which participants detected single cued instruments or voices in multi-track musical mixtures. Stimuli consisted of short excerpts of popular music.  It turned out that vocals attract auditory attention in a particularly salient way. 

Here, you find examples wrt general instrument and voice detection + influence of level and filtering (Bürgel, Picinali, & Siedenburg, 2021, Front. Psych)

Here, you find examples wrt influence of pitch micro modulations and lead melody  

Detection task examples

 

Mixture followed by Target

Detection task
 
Vocals (present in the mixture) Vocals (absent from the mixture) Bass (present in the mixture) Bass (absent from the mixture) Drums (present in the mixture) Drums (absent in the mixture)

 

Target followed by Mixture

Detection task
 
Vocals (present in the mixture) Vocals (absent from the mixture) Bass (present in the mixture) Bass (absent from the mixture) Drums (present in the mixture) Drums (absent in the mixture)

 

(Stand: 27.05.2022)