van den Brink, G. (1975). Monaural frequency-pitch relations as the origin of binaural diplacusis for pure tones and residue sounds. Acustica 32, 167-174
Pitch-matching experiments have been carried out with complex sounds, consisting of three harmonic frequency components, with monotic or dichotic presentation. In dichotic presentation, two components were presented to one ear and the third to the opposite ear. Even when both components presented to one ear had even rank numbers, so that they were effectively harmonics of a fundamental with a frequency twice as high as the original fundamental the original residue pitch was still being perceived, owing to the presence of the remaining component in the opposite ear.
Similar pitch-matching experiments were also carried out with an unlocked component in the opposite ear. Reliable pitch matchings in agreement with our other findings, could still be made in this case of mistuning.
Information about the monaural frequency-pitch relations of a person's two ears has been obtained by monaural matching of the pitch of harmonic two-component complexes with that of harmonic three-component complexes. The difference between the frequency-pitch relations for the two ears agrees satisfactory with binaural diplacusis data measured under comparable circumstances.