This revised and updated third edition describes the nature of sound, how sound is analyzed by the auditory system, and the rules and principles governing our interpretation of auditory input. It covers many topics including sound and the auditory system, locating sound sources, the basis for loudness judgments, perception of acoustic sequences, perceptual restoration of obliterated sounds, speech production and perception, and the relation of hearing to perception in general. Whilst keeping the consistent style of the previous editions, many new features have been added, including suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, a section on functional imaging of the brain, expanded information on pitch and infrapitch, and additional coverage of speech processing. Advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in auditory perception, behavioral sciences, psychology, neurobiology, architectural acoustics, and the hearing sciences will find this book an excellent guide.
Richard Warren is Research Professor and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He was awarded a Senior Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physiological Psychology administered by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of Acoustical Society of America, American Psychological Association, and American Psychological Society.
1. Sound and the auditory system; 2. Spatial localization and binaural hearing; 3. Perception of acoustic repetition: pitch and infrapitch; 4. Judging auditory magnitudes: the sone scale of loudness and the mel scale of pitch; 5. Perception of acoustic sequences; 6. Perceptual restoration of missing sounds; 7. Speech; 8. The relation of hearing to perception in general.