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Some of the  audioskeptic's more serious papers:

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    J. D. Johnston and Smirnov, Serge, “A Low Complexity Perceptually Tuned Room Correction System”, 123 AES Convention, New York, NY, October 5-8, 2007.
    J. D. Johnston, “Perceptual Audio Coding - A History and Timeline”, 41st Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2007.
    J. Li, and J. D. Johnston, “Perceptually layered scalable coding”, 40th Asilomar Conf. on Signals, Systems and Computers, pp.2125-2129, Pacific Grove, CA, October 2006.
    Blank, T., Atkinson, B., Isard, M., Johnston, J. D., and Olynyk, K., “An Internet Protocol (IP) Sound System,” 117 AES Convention San Francisco, CA, 28-31 October 2004.
    S. Kuo, J. D. Johnston, W. Turin, S. R. Quackenbush, “Covert Audio Watermarking Using Perceptually Tuned Signal Independent Multiband Phase Modulation”, ICASSP 2002, Orlando, FL, May 2002.
    Kuo, S. and Johnston, J. D., “A study of why cross channel prediction is not applicable to perceptual audio coding,” 111 AES Convention, New York, NY, 21-24 September 2001.
    Johnston, J. D., “Automatic loudspeaker directivity control for soundfield reconstruction,” 19th AES International Conference, Bavaria, Germany, 21-24 June 2001.
    Kuo, S. and Johnston, J. D., “Enhancing image coders by using spatial noise shaping (SNS),” Proc. Data Compression Conference, 2001.
    Kuo, S. and Johnston, J. D., “Spatial noise shaping based on human visual sensitivity and its application to image coding,” Proc. Int. Conf. Image Processing, 2001.
    Johnston, J. D., “Perceptual soundfield reconstruction,” Audio Engineering Society Oct. 2000 Fall Convention Program, Los Angeles, CA, October 2000.
    Johnston, J., Herre, J., Quackenbush, S., Allen, J., Dietz, M., Davidson, G. and Boltze, T., “A tutorial on perceptual audio coding,” Workshop on Perceptual Audio Coding Techniques, 105th AES Conf., San Francisco, CA, 28 Sept. 1998.
    Johnston, J. D., Quackenbush, S., Davidson, G., Brandenburg, K. and Herre, J., “Wavelet, subband and block transforms” in Communications and Multimedia, Akansu, A. N. and Medley, M. J. (Ed.), Kluwer, April 1998.
    Sinha, D., Johnston, J. D., Dorward, S. and Quackenbush, S. R., “The perceptual audio coder (PAC)” in The Digital Signal Processing Handbook, Madisetti, V. K. and Douglas, B. W. (Ed.), CRC Press, IEEE Press, 1998, pp. 42-1 to 42-18, Chapter 42.
    Herre, J. and Johnston, J. D., “Exploiting both time and frequency structure in a system that uses an analysis/synthesis filterbank with high frequency resolution,” AES 103rd Convention, no. preprint 4519, Oct. 1997.
    Johnston, J. D., “A tutorial on perceptual audio coding,” AES 103rd Convention, Oct. 1997.
    Quackenbush, S. and Johnston, J. D., “Noiseless coding of spectral components in MPEG-2 advanced audio coding,” 1997 IEEE ASSP Workshop on Appl. of Sig. Proc. to Audio and Acoust., New Paltz, New York, Oct. 1997.
    Herre, J., Johnston, J. D., Brandenburg, K., Quackenbush, S. and et al, “Generic coding of moving pictures and associated audio: Advanced audio coding,” ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 MPEG International Standard ISO 13818-7, 1997.
    Herre, J. and Johnston, J. D., “A continuously signal-adaptive filterbank for high quality perceptual audio coding,” IEEE ASSP Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, Mohonk, NY, 1997.
    Johnston, J. D., Podilchuk, C. and Chen, J-H, “Digital coding (data reduction) methods” in Digital Consumer Elecronics Handbook, Jurgen, R. K. (Ed.), McGraw Hill, 1997, Chapter 3.
    Herre, J. and Johnston, J. D., “Enhancing the performance of perceptual audio coders by using temporal noise shaping (TNS),” AES 101st Convention, no. preprint 4384, 1996.
    Davis, M., Gbur, U., Herre, J., and Johnston, J. D., “MPEG-2 NBC Audio-Stereo and Multichannel Coding Methods” 101 AES Convention, November 1996.
    Johnston, J. D., Sinha, D., Dorward, S. and Quackenbush, S., “AT&T perceptual audio coder (PAC)” in Collected Papers on Digital Audio Bit-Rate Reduction, Gilchrist, N. and Grewin, C. (Ed.), Audio Engineering Society, 1996.
    Johnston, J. D., “Audio coding with filter banks” in Subband and Wavelet Transforms, Akansu, A. N. and Smith, M. J. T. (Ed.), Kluwer, 1996.
    Sinha, D. and Johnston, J. D., “Audio compression at low bit rates using a signal adaptive switched filterbank,” IEEE ASSP, 1996, pp. 1053-1057.
    Jayant, N. S., Johnston, J. D. and Safranek, R. J., “Image coding based on models of human vision” in Handbook of Visual Communication, Academic Press, Invited Chapter, 1995.
    Princen, J. and Johnston, J. D., “Audio coding with signal adaptive filterbanks,” IEEE ICASSP, 1995, pp. 3071-3074.
    Jayant, N. S., Johnston, J. D. and Safranek, R. J., “Signal compression based on models of human perception,” Proc. IEEE, Oct. 1993, pp. 1385-1422.
    Johnston, J. D. and Ferreira, A. J., “Sum-difference stereo transform coding,” ICASSP '92, March, 1992, pp. II-569-572.
    Jayant, N. S., Johnston, J. D. and Shoham, Y., “Coding of wideband speech,” Proc. Eurospeech '91, Sept. 1991.
    Brandenburg, K., Herre, J., Johnston, J. D., Mahieux, Y. and Schroeder, E. F., “ASPEC: Adaptive spectral entropy coding of high quality music signals,” 90th Convention of the AES, Feb. 1991, Preprint 3011 A-4.
    Brandenburg, K., Stoll, G., Johnston, J. D. and et al, “Coding of moving pictures and associated audio for digital storage media at up to about 1.5 mb./s audio,” ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG11 MPEG: International Standard ISO 11172-3, 1991.
    Johnston, J. D. and Brandenburg, K., “Wideband coding - Perceptual considerations for speech and music” in Advances in Speech Signal Processing, Furui and Sondhi (Ed.), Marcel Dekker, 1991, Preprint 3011 A-4.
    Brandenburg, K. and Johnston, J. D., “Second generation perceptual audio coding: The hybrid coder,” AES 88th Conv. Preprint, March 1990.
    Safranek, R. J., Johnston, J. D. and Rosenholtz, R. E., “A perceptually tuned sub-band image coder,” Proc. SPIE Symp. Human Vision & Electronic Imaging: Models, Methods & Applications, Santa Clara, CA, Feb. 1990.
    Johnston, J. D., “Digital audio - Future trends in quantization, storage, and compression,” AES 7th Intn'l. Conf. Audio in Digital Times, May 1989.
    Johnston, J. D., “Perceptual transform coding of wideband stereo signals,” ICASSP '89, May 1989, pp. 1993-1996.
    Safranek, R. J. and Johnston, J. D., “A perceptually tuned sub-band image coder with image dependant quantization and post quantization data compression,” ICASSP '89, May 1989, pp. 1945-1948.
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    Johnston, J. D., “Estimation of perceptual entropy using noise masking criteria,” ICASSP '88 Record, 1988, pp. 2524-2527.
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    Cox, R. V., Bock, D. E., Bauer, K. B., Johnston, J. D. and Snyder, J. H., “The analog voice privacy system,” Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Acous., Speech, and Sig. Processing, 1986, pp. 341-344.
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    Cox, R. V., Crochiere, R. E. and Johnston, J. D., “An implementation of time domain harmonic scaling with application to speech coding,” Proc. ICC, 1982, pp. 4G.1.1-4.
    Crochiere, R. E., Cox, R. V., Johnston, J. D. and Seltzer, L. A., “A 9.6 Kb/s speech coder using the Bell Laboratories DSP integrated circuit,” Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Acous., Speech, and Sig. Processing, 1982, pp. 1692-1695.
    Crochiere, R. E., Randolph, M. A., Upton, J. W. and Johnston, J. D., “Real-time implementation of sub-band coding on a programmable integrated circuit,” Proc. ICASSP-81, 1981, pp. 455-458.
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Medic. study—placebo tends to lack important effect—relevant to audio?
Reply #101
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Suppose that there are two observers of a series of moving shapes and colors in the night sky. One is an astronomer, the other an UFO enthusiast. The two see exactly the same moving shapes and colors, from more or less the same angle. The next day the astronomer reports, say, that he casually observed the movement of a comet. The UFO enthusiast, on the other hand, reports that he saw an UFO patrolling the Earth.
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Since we're picking nits in this thread...

Perhaps you meant meteor. The apparent movement of a comet is a lot less than the apparent movement of the moon, being much further away. This does not keep people from reporting UFOs due to essentially stationary lights in the sky, like the very bright planet Venus.

Of course this has nothing to do with the topic at hand. Not clear that your analogy does either. At the very least it hasn't clarified anything.

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I think he means that the UFO enthusiast is on equal-footing with the astronomer, unless you can come up with another reason why he posted that after telling JJ that his presentation wasn't up to snuff.
13 February 2016: The world was blessed with the passing of a truly vile and wretched person.

Your eyes cannot hear.

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Reply #103
I think he means that the UFO enthusiast is on equal-footing with the astronomer, unless you can come up with another reason why he posted that after telling JJ that his presentation wasn't up to snuff.

The perceptions of the two human beings were identical. The interpretations differed for a variety of reasons. The perceptions were not altered by what each person reported seeing. This is what's relevant for the discussion - perceptions, not interpretations and reports.

I actually take the trouble and try to write as clearly as I can. If I say that something doesn't meet evidentiary standards, I mean exactly that. I didn't pass judgment on the merit of his presentation and have no desire to do so. I don't even suggest that his presentation is not based on evidence. All I said - and it is still true - is that there isn't a single shred of evidence in that four-part piece.

There's a saying that absence of evidence doesn't mean evidence of absence. I think it's correct. But still, we've been at it for a while and until now nothing surfaced. Being mortal beings we must give up at some point. I choose to do so now. Either you, as community, really have no objective evidence for your beliefs or else you won't share. I have no desire of having any contact with a community like that.

If a moderator could lock/delete this thread and my account it would be appreciated.

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I will not lock the thread since I imagine that krabapple will want to reiterate that he gave you an additional source of material for your review which you have still ignored up to this point.  I would also like to give JJ any anyone else a chance to respond to things that you have said, including that the placebo effect does not exist (so much for your careful wording and despite recent admission that absence of evidence is not evidence of absence).

We (and I'm speaking for all moderators and administrators this time) do not and will not delete accounts regardless of the reason.
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13 February 2016: The world was blessed with the passing of a truly vile and wretched person.

Your eyes cannot hear.

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Reply #105
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The perceptions of the two human beings were identical. The interpretations differed for a variety of reasons. The perceptions were not altered by what each person reported seeing. This is what's relevant for the discussion - perceptions, not interpretations and reports.
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Since we're getting all philosophical, it is not self-evident that there can be perception in the absence of interpretation. Isn't that what "misperception" is all about?

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Reply #106
What I'd like to see is a few studies that show you that the expectations will really cause to hear things differently. Not just cause you to report things differently, like in Medicine, but to actually hear them differently. For the McGurk effect this kind of evidence is widely available.


There is no difference between "hear" and "report" in this context.  So what is your argument now?

The only way you can argue "hear" is if you have electrodes stuck in your auditory nerve. And you're still alive and talking, so you don't.
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Reply #107
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The perceptions of the two human beings were identical. The interpretations differed for a variety of reasons. The perceptions were not altered by what each person reported seeing. This is what's relevant for the discussion - perceptions, not interpretations and reports.
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Since we're getting all philosophical, it is not self-evident that there can be perception in the absence of interpretation. Isn't that what "misperception" is all about?


Yep. Perception requires interpretation.
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Reply #108
What I'd like to see is a few studies that show you that the expectations will really cause to hear things differently. Not just cause you to report things differently, like in Medicine, but to actually hear them differently. For the McGurk effect this kind of evidence is widely available.

I thought the issue was that we can't know for sure if the testees aren't falsifying the results.

Why doesn't the same level of skepticism apply to the studies on the McGurk Effect?

How do we know the participants aren't giving the responses they think is expected of them rather than what it was they actually experienced?
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Your eyes cannot hear.

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Reply #109
The perceptions of the two human beings were identical.


First, you MIGHT be able to argue that the sensory input was the same, but unless you can show that the two sets of eyes tracked the same way around the event (which is extremely unlikely to have happened) not even the sensory input was the same.

The perception is what happens to the sensory input after the brain digests it, and is indeed the same as the interpretation. So you need to fix your semantics so that others can actually understand what you mean.

As to audio, well, did you hear that sound from your computer?  Now you do. I'm pretty sure you weren't aware of it at a conscious level until I said that, but now you are. So, your perception just changed because of what I wrote here.

Q.E.D.

P.S. Go back and read that slide deck again. It contains conclusions from 100+ years of research. I am not going to cite a gazillion journal papers at you, and would suggest that if you want to understand it, you go back to school, take basic hearing, basic cog-psych, and neurochemistry until you finally get it. I'm certainly not going to help out some insulting dude on the internet.

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Pie for strength!
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Reply #110
I just perceived the taste of pie and am now hearing my voice as I'm typing this, as opposed to hearing your voice when I read your post.
13 February 2016: The world was blessed with the passing of a truly vile and wretched person.

Your eyes cannot hear.

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Reply #111
I just perceived the taste of pie and am now hearing my voice as I'm typing this, as opposed to hearing your voice when I read your post.


I perceive Greynol, tongue gripped between teeth, muttering the words as he pecks at his keyboard. In fact, I.... mmm, pie.


Regards,
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Reply #112
if you want to understand it, you go back to school, take basic hearing, basic cog-psych, and neurochemistry until you finally get it.

I guess just a fair amount of reading from good (unevidenced?) takes on the matter will do it, if you have an open mind. Most of what I've learnt about audio, if not all, comes from years of lurking these forums. (Maybe you could add reading comprehension to that, JJ  )

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That's just cruel.
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A man and his music: http://tubular.net/

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Reply #113
I'm certainly not going to help out some insulting dude on the internet.

Where did I insult anyone? If you're talking about my statement that I don't want to have anything to with this community, that's not an insult. I don't have anything to do with any church either. It's a mutually benefitial arrangement and perfectly respectul, the very opposite of insulting.

I demand rigorous scientific evidence before I accept an unusual phenomenon. If you're satisfied just with your lengthy experience in the field, good for you. I hope we can agree to go our separate ways without any hard feelings. If that's not possible then at least know that I didn't intend to insult or harm you in any way.

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Since we're getting all philosophical, it is not self-evident that there can be perception in the absence of interpretation. Isn't that what "misperception" is all about?

The astronomer didn't really see the comet - he saw some moving shapes and colors. The UFO enthusiast didn't really see an UFO - he saw some moving shapes and colors. Clearly something else, other what they saw, caused them to report their perceptions differently. I'd say this something else was their different beliefs but that's really irrelevant to the discussion. Was irrelevant, I'm out of here - you can continue if you want. No hard feelings.

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Reply #114
unusual phenomenon

If you say so...



...then again people must have thought this about Einstein's Special Relativity and I imagine some will still refuse to believe its existence because someone wasn't willing to provide them with the prerequisite knowledge, including those who use GPS.

Yes, those pesky neuro scientists, what do they know anyway?

13 February 2016: The world was blessed with the passing of a truly vile and wretched person.

Your eyes cannot hear.

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Reply #115
I demand rigorous scientific evidence before I accept an unusual phenomenon.



Ookaayy....

And when somebody with the chops to hand you the results gives it to you?
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Reply #116
Is it the least bit unusual? I rather think it is more or less a daily, or nightly, experience. That doesn't mean there isn't any value in quantifying, or otherwise rigorously exploring it, but it hardly seems to strain credence.