2006 - Acoustics

DescriptionD. Lynn Halpern for conducting experiments to learn why people dislike the sound of fingernails scraping on a blackboard.
Reference"Psychoacoustics of a Chilling Sound" D. Lynn Halpern, Randolph Blake and James Hillenbrand, Perception and Psychophysics, vol. 39,1986, pp. 77-80.
WinnersD. Lynn Halpern
WinnersJames Hillenbrand
WinnersRandolph Blake