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Sense of Hearing

ISBN-10: 0805848843

ISBN-13: 9780805848847

Edition: 2005

Authors: Christopher J. Plack

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List price: $51.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 5/13/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 282
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Why Study Hearing?
How Is Hearing Investigated?
About This Book
The Nature of Sound
What Is Sound?
A Tone for Your Sins
The Spectrum
Complex Tones and Noise
Modulated Waveforms
Summary
Reading
Production, Propagation, and Processing
Sound Sources and Resonance
Propagation
Signal Processing
Digital Signals
Summary
Reading
A Journey Through the Auditory System
From Air to Ear
The Cochlea
Transduction
The Auditory Nerve
From Ear to Brain
Summary
Reading
Frequency Selectivity
The Importance of Frequency Selectivity
Frequency Selectivity on the Basilar Membrane
Neural Frequency Selectivity
Psychophysical Measurements
Summary
Reading
Loudness and Intensity Coding
The Dynamic Range of Hearing
Loudness
How Is Intensity Represented in the Auditory System?
Comparisons Across Frequency and Across Time
Summary
Reading
Pitch and Periodicity Coding
Pitch
How Is Periodicity Represented?
How Is Periodicity Extracted?
Summary
Reading
Hearing Over Time
Temporal Resolution
The Perception of Modulation
Combining Information Over Time
Summary
Reading
Spatial Hearing
Using Two Ears
Escape From the Cone of Confusion
Judging Distance
Reflections and the Perception of Space
Summary
Reading
The Auditory Scene
Principles of Perceptual Organization
Simultaneous Grouping
Sequential Grouping
Summary
Reading
Speech
Speech Production
Problems with the Speech Signal
Speech Perception
Summary
Reading
Concluding Remarks
In Praise of Diversity
What We Know
What We Don't Know
Glossary
References