One of the types of objects in Praat. It represents the excitation pattern of the basilar membrane in the inner ear.

Inside an Excitation object

With Inspect, you will see the following attributes.

xmin = 0
minimum place or frequency (Bark).
xmax = 25.6 Bark
maximum place or frequency (Bark).
number of places or frequencies.
dx = 25.6 / nx
Place or frequency step (Bark).
x1 = dx / 2
centre of first place or frequency band (Bark).
ymin = ymax = dy = y1 = 1; ny = 1
z [1]
intensity (sensation level) in phon.

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