An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing, 5th Edition / Edition 5

An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing, 5th Edition / Edition 5

by Brian Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 0125056281

ISBN-13: 9780125056281

Pub. Date: 01/24/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

Now available in a Fifth Edition, An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing is the leading textbook in the field of auditory perception—also known as psychoacoustics. The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated, with more than 200 references to articles and books published since 1996. The book describes the relationships between the characteristics of the

Overview

Now available in a Fifth Edition, An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing is the leading textbook in the field of auditory perception—also known as psychoacoustics. The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated, with more than 200 references to articles and books published since 1996. The book describes the relationships between the characteristics of the sounds that enter the ear and the sensations that they produce. Wherever possible these relationships are specified in terms of the underlying mechanisms. In other words, the goal is to impart an understanding of what the auditory system does and how it works. Topics covered include the physics of sound, the physiology of the auditory system, frequency selectivity and masking, loudness perception, temporal analysis, pitch perception, sound localization, timbre perception, the perceptual organization of complex auditory "scenes", speech perception, and practical applications such as hearing aids, cochlear implants, and high-fidelity sound reproduction. The book starts from basic principles, and does not assume prior knowledge about hearing. Research results are not just described, but are interpreted and evaluated. The book includes extensive references to recent research so that those interested in a specific area can readily obtain more detailed information.

Designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology, speech and hearing sciences, and audiology

Will appeal to researchers and professionals involved in sound and hearing, such as audio engineers, otologists, hearing-aid designers, audiologists, and hearing aid dispensers

Emphasis on the mechanisms underlying auditoryperception with key concepts clearly explained

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780125056281
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
01/24/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
413
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition
The nature of sound and the structure and function of the auditory system
Absolute thresholds
Frequency selectivity, masking and the critical band
The perception of loudness
Temporal processing in the auditory system
Pitch perception
Space perception
Auditory pattern and object perception
Speech perception
Practical applications
References
Glossary
Index

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