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Fig. 6

From: Illusory sound texture reveals multi-second statistical completion in auditory scene analysis

Fig. 6

Experiment 5—effect of gaps on texture continuity. a Listeners heard a synthetic inducer texture interrupted with masking noise and reported their perceptual experience during the interrupting noise segment. The experiment included 4 conditions, differing in the contiguity of the texture and noise (via silent gaps inserted before and/or after the noise). See Supplementary Fig. 5 for analogous experiment with real-world texture recordings (which yielded similar results). b Listeners chose one of six response contours to describe their perceptual experience during the interrupting noise segment. The contour response code is indicated as the bolded letter for each response (e.g. “C” for “Continuous”). c To confirm task comprehension/compliance, the experiment included control trials where the texture was physically present during the intermediate noise segment and amplitude modulated according to one of the response contours. The stimulus for each condition is schematized above each of the six subplots. Graphs plot the proportion of trials on which each response was chosen. Data for individual participants is plotted as dots for the response choices selected above chance levels for each condition. d Results of main experimental conditions. Each subplot corresponds to a condition (shown schematically above). Data for individual participants is plotted as dots for the response choices selected above chance levels for each condition. Error bars show SEM

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