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Jan 28, 2004

For various reasons, both personal and professional, I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading for the past few weeks.

Some interesting items:

There was some discussion during the December BAS meeting about Dolby’s perceptual coding algorithms, and the subject of forward and backward masking came up. Some BAS’ers weren’t familiar with forward/backward masking (as opposed to simultaneous masking which should be familiar to most audio people).

To help people understand this type of masking, I scanned some pages from Brian Moore’s An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing for that discuss forward and backward masking. Feel free to have a look (1.2 MB PDF).

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