Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound: An Introduction to Psychoacoustics by Perry R. Cook | 9780262531900 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound: An Introduction to Psychoacoustics

Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound: An Introduction to Psychoacoustics

by Perry R. Cook
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262531909

ISBN-13: 9780262531900

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: MIT Press

How hearing works and how the brain processes sounds entering the ear to provide the listener with useful information are of great interest to psychologists,cognitive scientists, and musicians. However, while a number of books have concentrated on individual aspects of this field, known as psychoacoustics, there has been no comprehensive introductory coverage of

Overview

How hearing works and how the brain processes sounds entering the ear to provide the listener with useful information are of great interest to psychologists,cognitive scientists, and musicians. However, while a number of books have concentrated on individual aspects of this field, known as psychoacoustics, there has been no comprehensive introductory coverage of the multiple topics encompassed under the term. Music, Cognition, and Computerized Sound is the first book to provide that coverage, and it does so via a unique and useful approach.

The book begins with introductory chapters on the basic physiology and functions of the ear and auditory sections of the brain, then proceeds to discuss numerous topics associated with the study of psychoacoustics,including cognitive psychology and the physics of sound. The book has a particular emphasis on music and computerized sound. An accompanying download includes many sound examples to help explicate the text and is available with the code included in the book at http://mitpress.mit.edu/mccs. The contributing authors include John Chowning, Perry R. Cook, Brent Gillespie, Daniel J. Levitin, Max Mathews, John Pierce, and Roger Shepard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262531900
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction
About the Authors
1 The Ear and How It Works
Max Mathews
2 The Auditory Brain
Max Mathews
3 Cognitive Psychology and Music
Roger Shepard
4 Sound Waves and Sine Waves
John Pierce
5 Introduction to Pitch Perception
John Pierce
6 What Is Loudness?
Max Mathews
7 Introduction to Timbre
Max Mathews
8 Hearing in Time and Space
John Pierce
9 Voice Physics and Neurology
Perry R. Cook
10 Stream Segregation and Ambiguity in Audition
Roger Shepard
11 Formant Peaks and Spectral Valleys
Perry R. Cook
12 Articulation in Speech and Sound
Perry R. Cook
13 Pitch Perception and Measurement
Roger Shepard
14 Consonance and Scales
John Pierce
15 Tonal Structure and Scales
Roger Shepard
16 Pitch, Periodicity, and Noise in the Voice
Perry R. Cook
17 Memory for Musical Attributes
Daniel J. Levitin
18 Haptics
Brent Gillespie
19 Haptics in Manipulation
Brent Gillespie
20 Perceptual Fusion and Auditory Perspective
John Chowning
21 Passive Nonlinearities in Acoustics
John Pierce
22 Storage and Reproduction of Music
John Pierce
23 Experimental Design in Psychoacoustic Research
Daniel J. Levitin
Appendix A: Suggested Lab Exercises
Appendix B: Questions and Thought Problems
Appendix C: Sound Examples on CD
Index

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