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The Sense Of Hearing,9780805848847

The Sense Of Hearing

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780805848847

ISBN10:
0805848843
Format:
Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
5/13/2005
Publisher(s):
Lawrence Erlbau
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Summary

The Sense of Hearingis a truly accessible introduction to auditory perception that is intended for students approaching the subject for the first time, and as a foundation for more advanced study. In clear and authoritative prose, the fundamental aspects of hearing are addressed. The reader is introduced to the nature of sound and the spectrum, and the anatomy and physiology of the auditory system. Basic auditory processes including frequency selectivity, loudness and pitch perception, temporal resolution, and sound localization are explained. The reader is led to an understanding of the remarkable abilities of the auditory system in a systematic and coherent way. In the final chapters, it is shown how complex processes, such as perceptual organization and speech perception, are dependent on the initial analysis that occurs when sounds enter the ear. The text benefits from 139 original illustrations, including uncluttered diagrams that illuminate auditory mechanisms. An extensive glossary provides definitions of technical terms. The emphasis is on explanation and clarity of style throughout, and the book will be an essential resource for students and educators involved in this sometimes challenging field.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction
1(5)
Why Study Hearing?
1(1)
How Is Hearing Investigated?
2(2)
About This Book
4(2)
The Nature of Sound
6(27)
What Is Sound?
6(4)
A Tone for Your Sins
10(7)
The Spectrum
17(5)
Complex Tones and Noise
22(6)
Modulated Waveforms
28(3)
Summary
31(1)
Reading
32(1)
Production, Propagation, and Processing
33(29)
Sound Sources and Resonance
33(9)
Propagation
42(4)
Signal Processing
46(11)
Digital Signals
57(2)
Summary
59(2)
Reading
61(1)
A Journey Through the Auditory System
62(26)
From Air to Ear
63(2)
The Cochlea
65(7)
Transduction
72(3)
The Auditory Nerve
75(7)
From Ear to Brain
82(3)
Summary
85(2)
Reading
87(1)
Frequency Selectivity
88(25)
The Importance of Frequency Selectivity
88(2)
Frequency Selectivity on the Basilar Membrane
90(9)
Neural Frequency Selectivity
99(4)
Psychophysical Measurements
103(7)
Summary
110(2)
Reading
112(1)
Loudness and Intensity Coding
113(19)
The Dynamic Range of Hearing
113(2)
Loudness
115(5)
How Is Intensity Represented in the Auditory System?
120(7)
Comparisons Across Frequency and Across Time
127(3)
Summary
130(1)
Reading
131(1)
Pitch and Periodicity Coding
132(20)
Pitch
133(2)
How Is Periodicity Represented?
135(6)
How Is Periodicity Extracted?
141(9)
Summary
150(1)
Reading
151(1)
Hearing Over Time
152(21)
Temporal Resolution
152(9)
The Perception of Modulation
161(6)
Combining Information Over Time
167(4)
Summary
171(1)
Reading
172(1)
Spatial Hearing
173(20)
Using Two Ears
174(10)
Escape From the Cone of Confusion
184(2)
Judging Distance
186(1)
Reflections and the Perception of Space
187(4)
Summary
191(1)
Reading
192(1)
The Auditory Scene
193(22)
Principles of Perceptual Organization
195(1)
Simultaneous Grouping
196(6)
Sequential Grouping
202(10)
Summary
212(1)
Reading
213(2)
Speech
215(20)
Speech Production
216(5)
Problems with the Speech Signal
221(3)
Speech Perception
224(8)
Summary
232(2)
Reading
234(1)
Concluding Remarks
235(6)
In Praise of Diversity
235(1)
What We Know
236(2)
What We Don't Know
238(3)
Glossary 241(10)
References 251(8)
Index 259


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