An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing

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9780125056274: An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing

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 system and particularly the inner ear. Later chapters cover auditory object perception, and discuss the auditory system's ability to analyze a complex mixture of sounds in order to derive percepts corresponding to the individual sound source. Also covered are speech perception; practical applications such as hearing aids and cochlea implants, the psychoacoustics of high-fidelity sound reproduction, and concert hall acoustics.

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"This is the fifth edition of a book that first appeared in 1977 covering hearing science in a logical fashion, with a comprehensive bibliography and indexing. The author is a celebrated expert on hearing and has made extensive contributions to the original research described in the book.

The book is organized in a logical manner... This is an exceptionally valuable book that is used by most active researchers in the field, both as a reference and as prescribed reading for students. It is unique with regard to its scope of coverage and the level of discourse... this new edition is needed."
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Brian Moore received his B.A. in Natural Sciences in 1968 and his Ph.D. in Psychoacoustics in 1971, both from the University of Cambridge, England. He is currently Professor of Auditory Perception in the University of Cambridge. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Brooklyn College, the City University of New York, and the University of California at Berkeley and was a van Houten Fellow at the Institute for Perception Research, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a member of the Experimental Psychology Society (U.K.), the British Society of Audiology, The American Speech-Language Hearing Association, The American Auditory Society, The Acoustical Society of Japan, the Audio Engineering Society and the Association for Research in Otolaryngology. He is President of the Association of Independent Hearing Healthcare Professionals. He has published 10 books and over 280 scientific papers and book chapters.

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