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NAME

audim - Auditory images.

CONTENTS

Syntax
Description
Options
Examples
Copyright

SYNTAX

audim [options] [file]

DESCRIPTION

This program provides methods of constructing time-varying auditory images from the output of the cochlear model which are alternatives to the gensai (stabilized auditory image) program. Correlograms (ie. row-wise autocorrelation) and row-wise Fourier transform are provided.

The program reads an AIM header and the output from the genbmm (basilar membrane motion) or gennap (neural activity pattern) programs. This is divided into contiguous time frames and written on the stdout with an appropriate header as if output from the gensai program. This enables genbmm or gennap output to be divided into time frames and replayed as a time-varying cartoon by gensai using the "useprevious" option.

Additional processing to each frame is optionally available to compute alternative forms of auditory image according to the "image" option.

OPTIONS

The options "start" and "length" specify the size of the input. The options "width" and "frstep" specify the frames which are output. The input is divided into frames according to the width option and the frstep option.

Special option values are:

  length=max      Read all the input from the given start to its end.
  width=max       Output framewidth is set equal to the given input
                  length, and if this is also "max", then the
                  framewidth is the remainder of the input.
  frames=1-max    Select the 1st to the last frame inclusively.
  frame=4         Select the 4th frame only.

image=off Divide the input into frames for replay as a cartoon. image=acgram Compute correlogram of each frame. image=ftgram Compute power spectrum of each channel of each frame. image=phgram Compute phase spectrum of each channel of each frame.

Most options in the input header are copied to the output header. This enables options which are needed for the eventual display to pass straight through. Some options are set so that they can override the input header. For example, the display option is set on to enable display even when input has display=off. The animate option can be set on even when the input has animate=off. Parts of the header are changed for the new sai format: (frames, frameshift, framewidth, frameheight, framebytes).

Certain display parameters have different default values for different applications. The gensai display parameters should be set to the appropriate values, in order to plot the cartoon on the same scale. For example: when the source application is gennap, set gensai top=1000, when the source application is genbmm, set gensai bottom=-100.

EXAMPLES

1. To convert gennap output to multiple animated frames:

gennap len=16ms display=off output=stdout file | audim image=off width=8ms frstep=0.2ms anim=on > file.sai gensai useprev=on file -(for landscape plot) genspl useprev=on pensize=2 file -(for spiral plot)

(Note: spirals look better in a square box, so you might use options: dencf=1 width=500 height=500 )

2. An animated normalized correlogram from gennap output:

gennap len=64ms output=stdout display=off file | audim norm=on anim=on > file.sai gensai useprev=on top=1000 file -(for landscape plot) genspl useprev=on top=1000 pensize=2 file -(for spiral plot)

SEE ALSO

acgram ftgram edframe naptosai

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) Applied Psychology Unit, Medical Research Council, 1995

Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software without fee is hereby granted for research purposes, provided that this copyright notice appears in all copies and in all supporting documentation, and that the software is not redistributed for any fee (except for a nominal shipping charge). Anyone wanting to incorporate all or part of this software in a commercial product must obtain a license from the Medical Research Council.

The MRC makes no representations about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without express or implied warranty.

THE MRC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THIS SOFTWARE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE A.P.U. BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOFTWARE.


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