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Thus an ear-of-entry interpretation was not necessarily invalidated. If time differences could not be relevant because of larger onset asynchronies between the two signals of each pair, an effect of intensity differences by themselves and not by their role in localization became a more serious possibility. In order to clarify this point, Morais and Bertelson (1975) tested subjects with stereophonic presentations of two simultaneous messages using only time differences between stimulation of the two ears by the same message.

Table 1 shows also the distribution of subjects according to the side for which they obtained the better score under each condition. Table 2 shows the difference between the number of intrusions from the right-side message in the left-side message and the number of intrusions from the left-side message in the right-side message, averaged over the 32 subjects for each of the four conditions. This difference was significant on a one-tailed t test in the condition R 90-F 90, and non-significant in the other three conditions.

For each of the F conditions, there were eight blocks of six trials. For half the subjects, the first and the fourth block (as the fifth and the eight) were presented with real loudspeakers at 90” and the second and the third block (as the sixth and the seventh) with real loudspeakers at 45” ; the reverse order was used for the other half. The practice trials were presented with fictitious loudspeakers in the position used during the first half of experimental trials; they were presented in four blocks of three trials with R conditions in the same order as in the experimental trials.

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