Effects of auditory icons and earcons on visual categorization: The bigger picture
Lemmens, Paul M.C
Bussemakers, Myra P
de Haan, Abraham
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This paper presents an overview of work on the effects of earcons and auditory icons on picture categorization and the results of 2 new experiments. The general finding of the experiments is that earcons have an inhibitory effect on picture categorization whereas auditory icons, in general, have a facilitating effect. These findings will be discussed and related to the theoretical framework of perceptual versus conceptual categorization.