Can auditory objects be subitized?

Katherine L. Roberts, Nicola J. Doherty, Elizabeth A. Maylor, Derrick G. Watson
2019 Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance  
17 In vision, humans have the ability to mentally 'tag' approximately four objects, allowing us 18 to monitor, attend, and interact with them. As a consequence, we can rapidly and accurately 19 enumerate up to four objectsa process known as subitizing. Here, we investigate whether a 20 similar ability exists for tagging auditory stimuli and find that only two or three auditory 21 stimuli can be enumerated with high accuracy. We assess whether this high accuracy 22
doi:10.1037/xhp0000578 fatcat:pzotbxxkofbcxhrgjdzrwe567a