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How Does the Hearing System Perform Auditory Scene Analysis?

Georg M. Klump

in 23 Problems in Systems Neuroscience

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195148220
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864676 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148220.003.0015

Series: Computational Neuroscience Series

 How Does the Hearing System Perform Auditory Scene Analysis?

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This chapter shows that many of the behavioral observations of perceptual patterns reflecting mechanisms of auditory scene analysis can be explained by bottom-up processes operating on the sequentially or simultaneously presented sounds, although some of the examples may also reflect top-down processing. The chapter then discusses some recent examples of perceptual effects in which both the physiology and the psychophysics of the processes involved in auditory scene analysis have been studied.

Keywords: auditory objects; brain; object formation; spatial processing; perceptual patterns; perceptual effects

Chapter.  8141 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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