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Article: A systematic review of human perceptual dimensions of sound: Meta-analysis of semantic differential method applications to indoor and outdoor sounds

TitleA systematic review of human perceptual dimensions of sound: Meta-analysis of semantic differential method applications to indoor and outdoor sounds
Authors
KeywordsAcoustics index developmentSemantic deferential method
Building acoustics
Meta-analysis
Perceptual dimensions of sound
Psychoacoustics
Issue Date2018
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/buildenv
Citation
Building and Environment, 2018, v. 133, p. 123-150 How to Cite?
AbstractPeople spend most of their lives in buildings and unavoidably perceive the sound in their surroundings. The understanding of the human perceptual dimensions of sound is important for obtaining the occupant-oriented decision-making in future building designs. This paper presented a systematic review of the studies analyzing the human perceptual dimensions of sound. Studies that used of principal component analysis (PCA) or factor analysis (FA) for the semantic differential method (SDM) applications of the subjective measurements of the human perceptions of sound were identified in the study selection process and included in the quantitative analysis. Forty-five eligible studies covered a wide range of sounds in the general indoor environment, including machines, building facilities, human voices, human activities, transportations, and the urban environment. The meta-analysis of the factor analysis integrated the data from the 39 individual studies and generated the evidence-based results of the review. Three major perceptual dimensions of sound were found to be ”Evaluation,” ”Potency,” and ”Activity” which referred to the human general judgment, the sensitivity to the magnitude, and the sensation of the temporal and spectral compositions of the perceived sound respectively. It implied that not only the energy level but also the energy distribution of the stimulations in the environment affects our perceptions. The review also provided insights into the selection of the suitable perceptions, the suggestions on the SDM applications, and the acoustics index development for the quantification of the psychological impacts of sound on the occupants in the indoor and outdoor environment. This research provides directions for future psychoacoustics studies to analyze the correlations between the objective stimulations and the human perceptions.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/254625
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2019 Impact Factor: 4.971
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.121
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dc.contributor.authorMa, KW-
dc.contributor.authorWong, HM-
dc.contributor.authorMak, CM-
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-21T01:03:34Z-
dc.date.available2018-06-21T01:03:34Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationBuilding and Environment, 2018, v. 133, p. 123-150-
dc.identifier.issn0360-1323-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/254625-
dc.description.abstractPeople spend most of their lives in buildings and unavoidably perceive the sound in their surroundings. The understanding of the human perceptual dimensions of sound is important for obtaining the occupant-oriented decision-making in future building designs. This paper presented a systematic review of the studies analyzing the human perceptual dimensions of sound. Studies that used of principal component analysis (PCA) or factor analysis (FA) for the semantic differential method (SDM) applications of the subjective measurements of the human perceptions of sound were identified in the study selection process and included in the quantitative analysis. Forty-five eligible studies covered a wide range of sounds in the general indoor environment, including machines, building facilities, human voices, human activities, transportations, and the urban environment. The meta-analysis of the factor analysis integrated the data from the 39 individual studies and generated the evidence-based results of the review. Three major perceptual dimensions of sound were found to be ”Evaluation,” ”Potency,” and ”Activity” which referred to the human general judgment, the sensitivity to the magnitude, and the sensation of the temporal and spectral compositions of the perceived sound respectively. It implied that not only the energy level but also the energy distribution of the stimulations in the environment affects our perceptions. The review also provided insights into the selection of the suitable perceptions, the suggestions on the SDM applications, and the acoustics index development for the quantification of the psychological impacts of sound on the occupants in the indoor and outdoor environment. This research provides directions for future psychoacoustics studies to analyze the correlations between the objective stimulations and the human perceptions.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/buildenv-
dc.relation.ispartofBuilding and Environment-
dc.subjectAcoustics index developmentSemantic deferential method-
dc.subjectBuilding acoustics-
dc.subjectMeta-analysis-
dc.subjectPerceptual dimensions of sound-
dc.subjectPsychoacoustics-
dc.titleA systematic review of human perceptual dimensions of sound: Meta-analysis of semantic differential method applications to indoor and outdoor sounds-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWong, HM: wonghmg@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityWong, HM=rp00042-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.02.021-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85044386077-
dc.identifier.hkuros285729-
dc.identifier.volume133-
dc.identifier.spage123-
dc.identifier.epage150-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000429631100012-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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