Thinking in Sound: The Cognitive Psychology of Human Audition

Paperback | April 1, 2001

EditorStephen Mcadams, Emmanuel Bigand

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The realm of auditory cognition is beginning to affirm itself as a new research orientation. Until now, no volume has existed that covers in a didactic fashion the whole range of subjects in this domain. To rectify this situation a special tutorial workshop organized by the French AcousticalSociety was held at IRCAM, the music research institute founded by Pierre Boulez. Specialists in perceptual organization, memory, attention, music psychology, neurospsychology, and developmental psychology were invited from Europe and North America. The chapters of this book present the materialsfrom their lectures. The book will be useful to advanced students in the cognitive sciences and scientists specializing in many fields as well as in auditory psychology.

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The realm of auditory cognition is beginning to affirm itself as a new research orientation. Until now, no volume has existed that covers in a didactic fashion the whole range of subjects in this domain. To rectify this situation a special tutorial workshop organized by the French AcousticalSociety was held at IRCAM, the music research...

Stephen McAdams is at CNRS. Emmanuel Bigand is at Universite de Bourgogne, Dijon.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198522576

ISBN - 13:9780198522577

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Table of Contents

List of contributors1. Stephen McAdams and Emmanuel Bigand: Introduction to auditory cognition2. Albert S. Bregman: Auditory scene analysis: hearing in complex environments3. Richard M. Warren: Perception of acoustic sequences: global integration versus temporal resolution4. Mari Riess Jones and William Yee: Attending to auditory events: the role of temporal organization5. Robert G. Crowder: Auditory memory6. Stephen McAdams: Recognition of sound sources and events7. Isabelle Peretz: Auditory agnosia: a functional analysis8. Emmanuel Bigand: Contributions of music to research on human auditory cognition9. Sandra E. Trehub and Laurel J. Trainor: Listening strategies in infancy: the roots of music and language developmentGlossaryName IndexSubject Index

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'The nine chapters are remarkably coherent with regard to layout, clarity, and high scientific level. Each of them includes an extensive list of references. This is a highly welcome volume for a fair price, it should be carefully studied by everyone who is seriously concerned with hearing.'E. Terhardt, Acoustica, Vol. 80 (1994)