Auditory Perception : an Analysis and Synthesis by Richard M. Warren

By Richard M. Warren

This revised and up to date 3rd variation describes the character of sound, how sound is analyzed through the auditory approach, and the foundations and ideas governing our interpretation of auditory enter. It covers many subject matters together with sound and the auditory process, finding sound resources, the root for loudness judgments, notion of acoustic sequences, perceptual recovery of obliterated sounds, speech construction and belief, and the relation of listening to to conception quite often.

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Be´ke´sy also claimed that, when the basilar membrane was cut, the edges did not gape apart in a lens-shaped opening, as should occur if there were a lateral tension. Rather, the edges of the cut did not draw apart at all, indicating that there was little tension in any direction. Be´ke´sy likened the basilar membrane to a gelatinous sheet, and suggested that graded differences in the width and the stiffness of the basilar membrane are responsible for differences in the locus of maximal displacement by traveling waves.

1998. Signals, Sound, and Sensation. New York: Springer-Verlag. 2 Spatial localization and binaural hearing In Chapter 1 it was noted that the outer ear (pinna), ear canal, and middle ear modify and distort the acoustic signal before it reaches the inner ear. Although these changes would be considered serious defects if produced by microphones or other physical instruments, they can furnish valuable perceptual information. Thus, the complex acoustic changes produced by the pinnae when a source moves provide information concerning position, and result in perception of an unchanging sound at a changing location.

Dots below the abscissa indicate integral multiples of the period for each frequency. For further details, see the text. ) Investigation of human cortical function the sinusoid occurs at integral multiples of the sinusoid’s period, and it can be seen that responses tended to occur at integral multiples of the particular period of the stimulus tone. For example, at 412 Hz, the periods between successive spikes generally were integral multiples of the tonal period of 2,427 ls (the time required for a single cycle of the 412 Hz tone), with more responses occurring at a value equal to the tonal period than for any multiple of this value.

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