Richard Kronland-Martinet

Richard Kronland-Martinet
French National Centre for Scientific Research | CNRS

Director of research

About

265
Publications
54,824
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
4,802
Citations
Additional affiliations
January 2009 - present
January 2008 - December 2011

Publications

Publications (265)
Article
Full-text available
This paper reports on an interdisciplinary data acquisition and processing chain, the novelty of which is primarily to be found in a close integration of acoustic and spatial data. It provides a detailed description of the technological and methodological choices that were made in order to adapt to the particularities of the corpus studied (interio...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Auditory roughness is a perceptual attribute at the basis of phenomena such as consonance and dissonance in music. The psychophysical correlates of this attribute are often studied by combining two monochromatic tones slightly separated in frequency, leading to more or less rapid beatings. Interestingly, roughness is not limited to the auditory mod...
Article
Most recent vehicles are equipped with touchscreens, which replace arrays of buttons that control secondary driving functions, such as temperature level, strength of ventilation, GPS, or choice of radio stations. While driving, manipulating such interfaces can be problematic in terms of safety, because they require the drivers’ sight. In this artic...
Book
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music, CMMR 2019, held in Marseille, France, in October 2019. The 46 full papers presented were selected from 105 submissions. The papers are grouped in 9 sections. The first three sections are related to music informatio...
Chapter
This article describes a listening experiment based on elicitation interviews that aims at describing the conscious experience of a subject submitted to a perceptual stimulation. As opposed to traditional listening experiments in which subjects are generally influenced by closed or suggestive questions and limited to predefined, forced choices, eli...
Chapter
In this paper, we present a sonification strategy developed for electric vehicles aiming to synthetize a new engine sound to enhance the driver’s dynamic perception of the vehicle. We chose to mimic the internal combustion engine (ICE) noise by informing the driver through pitch variations. However, ICE noise pitch variations are correlated to the...
Article
Full-text available
Combining multisensory sources is crucial to interact with our environment, especially for older people who are facing sensory declines. Here, we examined the influence of textured sounds on haptic exploration of artificial textures in healthy younger and older adults by combining a tactile device (ultrasonic display) with synthetized textured soun...
Article
Full-text available
During the last 20 years, the role of musicians’ body movements has emerged as a central question in instrument practice: Why do musicians make so many postural movements, for instance, with their torsos and heads, while playing musical instruments? The musical significance of such ancillary gestures is still an enigma and therefore remains a major...
Article
Understanding how sounds are perceived and interpreted is an important challenge for researchers dealing with auditory perception. The ecological approach to perception suggests that the salient perceptual information that enables an auditor to recognize events through sounds is contained in specific structures called invariants. Identifying such i...
Article
Full-text available
The pedal force effectiveness, an important parameter in cycling performance, is rarely optimal. Decreased power is generally observed during the recovery phase (the cyclist does not pull enough). An essential part of training for cyclists consists in improving pedaling technique. Visual feedback can be useful but may not be feasible in real life,...
Article
Full-text available
Animals use tools for communication relatively rarely compared to tool use for extractive foraging. We investigated the tool-use behaviour accumulative stone throwing (AST) in wild chimpanzees, who regularly throw rocks at trees, producing impact sounds and resulting in the aggregations of rocks. The function of AST remains unknown but appears to b...
Chapter
Exploring the many surprising facets of timbre through sound manipulations has been a common practice among composers and instrument makers. The digital era radically changed the approach to sounds thanks to the unlimited possibilities offered by computers, which made it possible to investigate sounds without physical constraints. In this chapter,...
Article
Full-text available
How do cellists’ postural movements influence timbre quality during instrumental performance ? If this question seems complex at a first glance partly due to specific motor synergies for each musician, some principles of postural organization are believed to remain invariant while executing bowing gestures. In this paper, we reveal some of these co...
Preprint
Full-text available
Designing a feedback that helps participants to achieve higher performances is an important concern in brain-computer interface (BCI) research. In a pilot study, we demonstrate how a congruent auditory feedback could improve classification in a electroencephalography (EEG) motor imagery BCI. This is a promising result for creating alternate feedbac...
Article
This article presents a gesture sonification system for blind interface manipulation based on interaction with a virtual object (VO). Commands are given through gestures, and sounds carry the feedback on how the VO was affected. The sound feedback allows the user to manipulate the interface without vision. Here, we chose to focus on a swipe gesture...
Article
Full-text available
Despite the fundamental role played by sound in multiple virtual reality contexts, few studies have explored the perception of virtual sound source motion in the acoustic space. The goal of this study was to compare the localization of virtual moving sound sources rendered with two different spatialization techniques: Vector Base Amplitude Panning...
Chapter
This paper explores the use of continuous auditory display for a dynamic guidance task. Through a driving game with blindfolded players, the success and the efficiency of a lane-keeping task in which no visual feedback is provided is observed. The results highlight the importance of the display information and reveal that a task-related rather than...
Chapter
In this paper we studied a new approach to investigate sound perception. Assuming that a sound contains specific morphologies that convey perceptually relevant information responsible for its recognition, called invariants, we explored the possibility of a new method to determine such invariants, using vocal imitation. We conducted an experiment as...
Poster
Full-text available
Le but de ce travail a été d’étudier d’une manière alternative le concept de dépendance/indépendance à l’égard du champ historiquement porté par Witkin et Ash en 1948. L’idée étant de le caractériser non pas comme une dépendance sensorielle mais plutôt comme une sensibilité à différents cadres de référence spatiaux que les individus utiliseraient d...
Conference Paper
While playing expressively, cellists tend to produce postural movements, which seem to be part of their musical discourse. This article describes how their instrumental bowing gestures and timbral features of the produced sounds may be affected when constraining these postural (or ancillary) movements. We focus here on a specific acoustic timbre al...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Although neglected for a long time, the field of sound and posture seems to have aroused increasing interest over the last few years. In the present position paper, we present an overview of our recent findings in this field and we put them in perspective with the literature. We bring evidence to support the view that spatial cues provided by audit...
Conference Paper
A collaborative project aiming to improve the bus trip with auditory information is presented in this paper. This project took place in Marseille and involved several laboratories from Aix-Marseille University and the Marseille transit operator. This project consists in the study of three fundamental actions of the sound on the bus’ passengers: des...
Article
Full-text available
It has long been suggested that sound plays a role in the postural control process. Few studies however have explored sound and posture interactions. The present paper focuses on the specific impact of audition on posture, seeking to determine the attributes of sound that may be useful for postural purposes. We investigated the postural sway of you...
Article
A particularly fascinating aspect of musical expressivity concerns the relationships between the musician’s body and acoustical signal features of the sounds produced by the instrument. Numerous studies have demonstrated this connection, referring to embodied musical cognition, not only through well-studied instrumental gestures directly responsibl...
Article
Cello bowing requires a very fine control of the musicians' gestures to ensure the quality of the perceived sound. When the interaction between the bow hair and the string is optimal, the sound is perceived as broad and round. On the other hand, when the gestural control becomes more approximate, the sound quality deteriorates and often becomes har...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
New sensors and technologies – such as microphones, touchscreens or infrared sensors – are currently making their appearance in the automotive sector, introducing new kinds of Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs). The interactions with such tools might be cognitively expensive, thus unsuitable for driving tasks. It could for instance be dangerous to use...
Book
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference of the 12th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, CMMR 2016, held in São Paulo, Brazil, in July 2016. The 22 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions. This year’s conference theme “Bridging People and Sound” aimed at enco...
Article
Full-text available
Many audio applications perform perception-based time-frequency (TF) analysis by decomposing sounds into a set of functions with good TF localization (i.e. with a small essential support in the TF domain) using TF transforms and applying psychoacoustic models of auditory masking to the transform coefficients. To accurately predict masking interacti...
Data
Time-frequency masking function for a Gaussian TF atom with a center frequency of 4 kHz and a sensation level of 60 dB. The archive, compressed in a ZIP file (2.7 kB in size), includes the raw data in a MAT file, a Matlab/Octave function to interpolate the TF masking function at any sampling rate, and a “readme” text file. (ZIP)
Conference Paper
Full-text available
In perceptual listening tests, subjects have to listen to short sound examples and rate their sound quality. As these tests can be quite long, a serious and practically relevant question is if participants change their rating behaviour over time, because the prolonged concentration while listening and rating leads to fatigue. This paper presents fi...
Book
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference of the 11th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval, CMMR 2015, held in Plymouth, UK, in June 2015. The 30 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 126 submissions. This year’s post symposium edition contains peer-reviewed and revised artic...
Article
Full-text available
In this paper, a flexible control strategy for a synthesis model dedicated to nonlinear friction phenomena is proposed. This model enables to synthesize different types of sound sources, such as creaky doors, singing glasses, squeaking wet plates or bowed strings. Based on the perceptual stance that a sound is perceived as the result of an action o...
Article
Full-text available
The perception and production of biological movements is characterized by the 1/3 power law, a relation linking the curvature and the velocity of an intended action. In particular, motions are perceived and reproduced distorted when their kinematics deviate from this biological law. Whereas most studies dealing with this perceptual-motor relation f...
Article
This article aims to reveal the efficiency of sonification strategies in terms of rapidity, precision and overshooting in the case of a one-dimensional guidance task. The sonification strategies are based on the four main perceptual attributes of a sound (i.e. pitch, loudness, duration/tempo and timbre) and classified with respect to the presence o...
Article
Many studies stressed that the human movement execution but also the perception of motion are constrained by specific kinematics. For instance, it has been shown that the visuo-manual tracking of a spotlight was optimal when the spotlight motion complies with biological rules such as the so-called 1/3 power law, establishing the co-variation betwee...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
This brief introduces a novel framework for the interactive and real-time synthesis of solids' interaction sounds driven by a game engine. The sound synthesizer used in this work relies on an action-object paradigm, itself based on the notion of perceptual invariants. An intuitive control strategy, based on those invariants and inspired by physics,...
Article
Full-text available
The quality of handwriting is evaluated from the visual inspection of its legibility and not from the movement that generates the trace. Although handwriting is achieved in silence, adding sounds to handwriting movement might help towards its perception, provided that these sounds are meaningful. This study evaluated the ability to judge handwritin...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
This article presents the preliminary results from an experiment investigating the influence of cellists’ ancillary gestures on their musical expressivity. Seven professional cellists were asked to play a score while their movements were recorded by a force platform (on which they were seated) and a 3D motion capture system for joint kinematics. Sp...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
Exploring the influence of cellists' postural movements on musical expressivity'. Source: Abstract In this paper we present the first part of a study on the influence of ancillary gestures, in particular postural movements, on musical expressivity in the case of the cello. Eight professional cellists were asked to play a score while their movements...
Article
In schizophrenia, perceptual inundation related to sensory gating deficit can be evaluated "off-line" with the sensory gating inventory (SGI) and "on-line" during listening tests. However, no study investigated the relation between "off-line evaluation" and "on-line evaluation". The present study investigates this relationship. A sound corpus of 36...
Article
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of second-generation antipsychotics (clozapine or another second-generation antipsychotic) on perceptual abnormalities related to sensory gating deficit. Although clozapine is known to improve sensory gating assessed neurophysiologically, we hypothesized that patients with schizophrenia tre...
Article
Full-text available
This article deals with the process of sonification design for guidance tasks. It presents several studies that aim at overcoming two major problems of sonification: the aesthetics of sound design and the lack of a general method. On the basis of these studies, it proposes some guidelines for the generalization of the sonification process. First, i...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
This paper presents an experiment dealing with the sensorimotor relation between auditory perception and graphical movements. Subjects were asked to synchronize their gestures with synthetic friction sounds. Some geometrical and dynamical parameters of the motor productions are analyzed according to the different mappings. This experiment provides...
Conference Paper
Full-text available
The dynamic features of sounds make them particularly appropriate for assessing the spatiotemporal characteristics of movements. Furthermore, sounds can inform about the correctness of an ongoing movement without directly interfering with the visual and proprioceptive feedback. Finally, because of their playful characteristics, sounds are potential...