Auditory and Visual Sensations / Edition 1

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Ando establishes a theory of subjective preference of the sound field in a concert hall, based on preference theory with a model of human auditory- brain system. The model uses the auorrelation function and the interaural crosscorrelation function for signals arriving at two ear entrances and considers the specialization of human cerebral hemispheres. The theory may be applied to describe primary sensations such as pitch or missing fundamental, loudness, timbre, and duration. The theory may also be applied to visual sensations as well as subjective preference of visual environments. Remarkable findings in activities in both auditory-brain and visual-brain systems in relation to subjective preference as a primitive response are described.

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“The book has two parts with sixteen chapters. … The book is well structured and chapters are held short in length just to point out the most relevant information needed. … At the end of the book, a list of abbreviations is presented, which is very useful for the reader, but most advantageous, is that for all abbreviations, a chapter in the book is referred. … It provides equations and summaries of concepts for experts working in the field of concern.” (Reinhard O. Neubauer, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 16 (3), 2011)

“This is well-written and illustrated, unusual, and important book. … In addition to a good index and definitions of terms, excellent references are given. … This book presents a good start and much important progress.” (David Lloyd (ben Yaacov Yehuda) Klepper, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Vol. 60 (2), March-April, 2012)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441901712
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 10/16/2009
  • Edition description: 2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Yoichi Andois an expert in the areas of concert hall acoustics architectural acoustics, brain activities, andenvironmental design. He has been awarded the AIA Institute Honor, American Institute of Architects in 1995: For 30 years of work developing and applying new theories of concert hall acoustics have helped the way music is heard. A scientist, author, and educator, his achievements are a benefit to both the world of architecture and the world of music. He has also been awarded the "Laurea Honoris Causa" (Dottore ad Honorem) by University of Ferrara, Italy on 12 June 2002, and serves as Editor-In-Chief, of the Journal of Temporal Design in Architecture and the Environment.

Peter Cariani works in the fields ofauditory neurophysiology; temporal coding of pitch, timbre, and consonance; neural networks for temporal processing; music perception and cognition.

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Table of Contents

I Temporal and Spatial Sensations in the human auditory system.- Temporal and Spatial Aspects of Sounds and Sound Fields.- Subjective Preferences for Sound Fields.- Electrical and Magnetic Responses in the Central Auditory System.- Model of Temporal and Spatial Factors in the Central Auditory System.- Temporal Sensations of the Sound Signal.- Spatial Sensations of Binaural Signals.- Applications (I) – Music and Concert Hall Acoustics.- Applications (II) – Speech Reception in Sound Fields.- Applications (III) – Noise Measurement.- Applications (IV) – Noise Annoyance.- II Temporal and Spatial Sensations in the Human Visual System.- to Visual Sensations.- Temporal and Spatial Sensations in Vision.- Subjective Preferences in Vision.- EEG and MEG Correlates of Visual Subjective Preferences.- Summary of Auditory and Visual Sensations.

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