September 22-25, 1997
Subjects were presented with signal pairs with different musical intervals. Signals were sine tones, complex tones with a fundamental, and complex tones without a fundamental. Subjects had to decide, which signal pairs form a specific musical interval. Reaction times indicate that the perception of the 'missing fundamental' is a sort of musical processing and not necessarily a part of normal auditory processing in pitch perception.
Bibliographic reference. Reetz, Henning (1997): "Missing fundamentals: a problem of auditory or mental processing?", In EUROSPEECH-1997, 2827-2830.