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Overview

The result of extensive collaboration among leaders of the worldwide auditory research community, Auditory Signal Processing: Physiology, Psychoacoustics, and Models is a record of the papers presented at the XIIIth International Symposium on Hearing (ISH) Dourdan, France, August 24-29, 2003. The volume includes a total of 62 invited papers, organized into 12 broad thematic areas: cochlear signal processing; brainstem signal processing; pitch; frequency modulation; streaming; amplitude modulation; responses to complex sounds; speech; comodulation masking release; binaural hearing; temporal coding; and plasticity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441919533
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 10/6/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 524
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Cochlear signal processing.- Nonlinearities at the apex of the cochlea: Implications for auditory perception.- Reconstructing the traveling wave from auditory nerve responses.- A computational algorithm for computing cochlear frequency selectivity: Further studies.- Comparison of the compressive-gammachirp and double-roex auditory filters.- Reaction-time data support the existence of Softness Imperception in cochlear hearing loss.- Normal and impaired level encoding: Effects of noise-induced hearing loss on auditory-nerve responses.- Estimates of Cochlear Compression from Measurements of Loudness Growth.- Additivity of masking and auditory compression.- Psychophysical response growth under suppression.- Brainstem signal processing.- The function(s) of the medial olivocochlear efferent system in hearing.- A computational model of cochlear nucleus neurons.- Study on improving regularity of neural phase locking in single neurons of AVCN via a computational model.- Fibers in the trapezoid body show enhanced synchronization to broadband noise when compared to auditory nerve fibers.- Pitch.- Representations of the pitch of complex tones in the auditory nerve.- Coding of pitch and amplitude modulation in the auditory brainstem: One common mechanism?.- Pitch perception of complex tones within and across ears and frequency regions.- Internal noise and memory for pitch.- Time constants in temporal pitch extraction: A comparison of psychophysical and neuromagnetic data.- Auditory processing at the lower limit of pitch studied by magnetoencephalography.- Frequency modulation.- Auditory maps in the midbrain: The inferior colliculus.- Representation of frequency modulation in the primary auditory cortex of New World monkeys.- Frequency change velocity and acceleration detector: A bird or a red herring?.- Representations of the pitch of complex tones in the auditory nerve.- Streaming.- The role of spectral change detectors in sequential grouping of tones.- Performance measures of auditory organization.- Auditory streaming without spectral cues in hearing-impaired subjects.- Amplitude modulation.- The role of temporal structure in envelope processing.- Detecting changes in amplitude-modulation frequency: A test of the concept of excitation pattern in the temporal-envelope domain.- Modeling the role of duration in intensity increment detection.- Minimum integration times for processing of amplitude modulation.- Responses to complex sounds.- Neural mechanisms for analyzing temporal patterns in echolocating bats.- Time-critical frequency integration of complex communication sounds in the auditory cortex of the mouse.- Transformation of stimulus representations in the ascending auditory system.- AM and FM coherence sensitivity in the auditory cortex as a potential neural mechanism for sound segregation.- Speech.- Auditory perception with slowly-varying amplitude and frequency modulations.- The role of auditory-vocal interaction in hearing.- From sound to meaning: Hierarchical processing in speech comprehension.- Effects of differences in the accent and gender of competing voices on speech segregation.- The Articulation Index is a Shannon channel capacity.- Comodulation masking release.- Comodulation masking release and the role of wideband inhibition in the cochlear nucleus.- The relevance of rate and time cues for CMR in starling auditory forebrain neurons.- Effects of concurrent and sequential streaming in comodulation masking release.- Binaural hearing.- Effects of contralateral sound stimulation on forward masking in the guinea pig.- Inhibition in models of coincidence detection.- What can auditory evoked potentials tell us about binaural processing in humans?.- Sensitivity to changes in interaural time difference and interaural correlation in the inferior colliculus.- Processing of interaural temporal disparities with both “transposed” and conventional stimuli.- Sound localization in the frontal horizontal plane by post-lingually deafened adults fitted with bilateral cochlear implants.- Discrimination of different temporal envelope structures of diotic and dichotic target signals within diotic wide-band noise.- A cat’s cocktail party: Psychophysical, neurophysiological, and computational studies of spatial release from masking.- Localization of noise in a reverberant environment.- Listening in real-room reverberation: Effects of extrinsic context.- Psychophysical and physiological studies of the precedence effect and echo threshold in the behaving cat.- Some similarities between the temporal resolution and the temporal integration of interaural time differences.- Binaural “sluggishness” as a function of stimulus bandwidth.- Temporal coding.- Auditory thresholds re-visited.- Discrimination of temporal fine structure by birds and mammals.- Dependence of binaural and cochlear “best delays” on characteristic frequency.- The enigma of cortical responses: Slow yet precise.- Plasticity.- Learning-induced sensory plasticity: Rate code, temporal code, or both?.- Synaptic dynamics and intensity coding in the cochlear nucleus.- Learning and generalization on five basic auditory discrimination tasks as assessed by threshold changes.

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