Auditory Computation

Overview

The auditory system presents many features of a complex computational environment, as well as providing numerous opportunities for computational analysis. This volume represents an overview of computational approaches to understanding auditory system function. The chapters share the common perspective that complex information processing must be understood at multiple levels; that disciplines such as neurobiology, psychophysics, and computer science make vital contributions; and that the end product of ...
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Overview

The auditory system presents many features of a complex computational environment, as well as providing numerous opportunities for computational analysis. This volume represents an overview of computational approaches to understanding auditory system function. The chapters share the common perspective that complex information processing must be understood at multiple levels; that disciplines such as neurobiology, psychophysics, and computer science make vital contributions; and that the end product of computational analysis should be the development of formal models.

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Editorial Reviews

Timothy D. Trine
This book, the sixth volume in the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research series, covers the computational analysis of the function of the auditory system. Chapter one presents an excellent overview and an introduction to computational modeling. The remaining nine chapters are organized with respect to levels of auditory processing (from the external ear to the auditory cortex). The authors state that the objective of the series is to present topics in auditory research that have ^^developed a solid data and conceptual foundation^^ and to cover a single topic comprehensively in each volume. The current volume is intended to provide an overview of the computational analysis of auditory system function. This book represents a logical addition to the series and complements the anatomical, physiological, and psychophysical data presented in earlier volumes. The book is aimed at individuals with an interest in hearing research. The appropriate audience includes advanced graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and clinical investigators. The multidisciplinary nature of the work makes this book appropriate reading for a wide audience. The comprehensive coverage will be appreciated by serious students as well as established investigators. Authors of the chapters are all well-respected scholars and leading experts in their fields. The book is very well referenced with citations as current as 1995. Although the table of contents is not detailed, the organization of the chapters is consistently good; headings are clearly labeled and sections are numbered uniformly throughout the text. Each chapter ends with a list of abbreviations and/or mathematical symbols with a reference to thesection in which it was first introduced. This book is in excellent comprehensive look at auditory computation. It is recommended for advanced graduate students studying audition as well as for investigators interested in a comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art in auditory computation.
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Reviewer: Timothy D. Trine, PhD (Vanderbilt University)
Description: This book, the sixth volume in the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research series, covers the computational analysis of the function of the auditory system. Chapter one presents an excellent overview and an introduction to computational modeling. The remaining nine chapters are organized with respect to levels of auditory processing (from the external ear to the auditory cortex).
Purpose: The authors state that the objective of the series is to present topics in auditory research that have "developed a solid data and conceptual foundation" and to cover a single topic comprehensively in each volume. The current volume is intended to provide an overview of the computational analysis of auditory system function. This book represents a logical addition to the series and complements the anatomical, physiological, and psychophysical data presented in earlier volumes.
Audience: The book is aimed at individuals with an interest in hearing research. The appropriate audience includes advanced graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and clinical investigators. The multidisciplinary nature of the work makes this book appropriate reading for a wide audience. The comprehensive coverage will be appreciated by serious students as well as established investigators. Authors of the chapters are all well-respected scholars and leading experts in their fields.
Features: The book is very well referenced with citations as current as 1995. Although the table of contents is not detailed, the organization of the chapters is consistently good; headings are clearly labeled and sections are numbered uniformly throughout the text. Each chapter ends with a list of abbreviations and/or mathematical symbols with a reference to the section in which it was first introduced.
Assessment: This book is in excellent comprehensive look at auditory computation. It is recommended for advanced graduate students studying audition as well as for investigators interested in a comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art in auditory computation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461284871
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Series , #6
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 518
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Auditory Computation: An Overview.- 2 Models of External- and Middle-Ear Function.- 3 Analysis and Synthesis of Cochlear Mechanical Function Using Models.- 4 Computational Analysis of Hair Cell and Auditory Nerve Processes.- 5 Physiological Models for Basic Auditory Percepts.- 6 Auditory Representations of Timbre and Pitch.- 7 Scene Analysis.- 8 Computational Models of Binaural Processing.- 9 Auditory Computations for Biosonar Target Imaging in Bats.- 10 Further Computations Involving Time.
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