An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing
Kurzbeschreibung An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing is the leading textbook in the field of auditory perception - also known as psychoacoustics. The book emphasises the mechanisms underlying auditory perception and carefully explains key concepts. Introductory chapters describe the basic physical concepts needed to understand the nature of auditory stimuli and the physiology of the auditory system, concentrating on the peripheral auditory system and particularly the inner ear (the cochlea). Also covered are speech perception, the basic auditory processes underlying speech perception, practical applications such as hearing aids and cochlear implants, the psychoacoustics of high-fidelity sound reproduction, and concert hall acoustics.
Synopsis Dealing with the topic of auditory perception, or psychoacoustics, this text emphasizes the mechanisms underlying auditory perception and explains the key concepts, including: loudness perception and intensity discrimination; frequency analysis and masking; temporal processing; the perception of pitch; and sound localization and related phenomena. Introductory chapters describe the basic physical concepts needed to understand the nature of auditory stimuli and the physiology of the auditory...