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Temporal masking
also called "non-simultaneous masking" occurs when a sudden stimulus sound makes inaudible other sounds which are present immediately preceding or following the stimulus

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  1. Masking that obscures a sound immediately preceding the masker is called backward masking or pre-masking and masking that obscures a sound immediately following the masker is called forward masking or post-masking

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    created by user picturefactobot on April 1, 2009
  2. Similar to simultaneous masking, temporal masking reveals the frequency analysis performed by the auditory system

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  3. 's effectiveness attenuates exponentially from the onset and offset of the masker, with the onset attenuation lasting approximately 20 ms and the offset attenuation lasting approximately 100 ms

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  4. forward masking thresholds for complex harmonic tones (e.g., a sawtooth probe with a fundamental frequency of 500 Hz) exhibit threshold peaks (i.e., high masking levels) for frequency bands centered on the first several harmonics

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