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head related transfer function
the difference between the sound from the source and the sound actually entering the ears
provides information for sound localization because the head an pinnae decrease the intensity of some frequencies and increase the frequencies of others
acoustic shadow effect
higher frequency sounds elicit greater intensity differences between ears due to the " "
superior olivary complex and auditory cortex
have neurons that respond best to specific time difference between the sound in one ear and the time in the other
the amount and duration of indirect sound in a room, also known as the time it takes for the sound to decrease to 1/1000th of its original level (or 60dB)
time between when sound arrives and when the first reflection arrives from indirect sound
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