NESSTI: Norms for Environmental Sound Stimuli

Hocking, Julia, Dzafic, Ilvana, Kazovsky, Maria and Copland, David A. (2013) NESSTI: Norms for Environmental Sound Stimuli. PLoS ONE, 8 9: e73382.1-e73382.12. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073382

Author Hocking, Julia
Dzafic, Ilvana
Kazovsky, Maria
Copland, David A.
Title NESSTI: Norms for Environmental Sound Stimuli
Journal name PLoS ONE   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2013-09-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0073382
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Issue 9
Start page e73382.1
End page e73382.12
Total pages 12
Place of publication San Francisco, CA, United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this paper we provide normative data along multiple cognitive and affective variable dimensions for a set of 110 sounds, including living and manmade stimuli. Environmental sounds are being increasingly utilized as stimuli in the cognitive, neuropsychological and neuroimaging fields, yet there is no comprehensive set of normative information for these type of stimuli available for use across these experimental domains. Experiment 1 collected data from 162 participants in an on-line questionnaire, which included measures of identification and categorization as well as cognitive and affective variables. A subsequent experiment collected response times to these sounds. Sounds were normalized to the same length (1 second) in order to maximize usage across multiple paradigms and experimental fields. These sounds can be freely downloaded for use, and all response data have also been made available in order that researchers can choose one or many of the cognitive and affective dimensions along which they would like to control their stimuli. Our hope is that the availability of such information will assist researchers in the fields of cognitive and clinical psychology and the neuroimaging community in choosing well-controlled environmental sound stimuli, and allow comparison across multiple studies.
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Institutional Status UQ

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