AES published a study led by Prof. Julián Villegas () of the University of Aizu on Nov. 9, 2021. The paper provides new insights into how the floor helps to improve the vertical location of sounds in virtual environments.

Details of the paper:
Name of Journal:Journal of the Audio Engineering Society (JAES)
Title of paper:The Presence of a Floor Improves Subjective Elevation Accuracy of Binaural Stimuli Created With Non-Individualized Head-Related Impulse Responses.
Authors:Julián Villegas (Computer Arts Laboratory), Naoki Fukasawa (UoA alumnus now with Yamaha), and Camilo Arévalo (PhD student at the Computer Arts Laboratory)
Date of publication: 9 Nov. 2021
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