head-related transfer function


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head-related transfer function

Abbreviation: HRTF
A mathematical representation of the ways in which the positions of the head, trunk, and ears filter sounds, altering the way they are perceived.
Synonym: anatomical transfer function
See also: function
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Head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) are mathematical models of the acoustic modulation of auditory stimuli by scattering off the external shape of the head and body.
The Head-Related Transfer Function (HRTF) provides the cues the brain needs in order to locate the position of a sound.
These transfer functions, called head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), preserve the pattern of differences in time (arrival, phase) and intensity cues that occur between the ears.