Auditory Signal Processing: Physiology, Psychoacoustics, and Models

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Daniel Pressnitzer, Alain de Cheveigne, Stephen McAdams, Lionel Collet
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 30, 2004 - Science - 524 pages
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This book contains the papers that were presented at the XIIIth International Symposium on Hearing (ISH), which was held in Dourdan, France, between August 24 and 29, 2003. From its first edition in 1969, the Symposium has had a distinguished tradition of bringing together auditory psychologists and physiologists. Hearing science now also includes computational modeling and brain imaging, and this is reflected in the papers collected. The rich interactions between participants during the meeting were yet another indication of the appositeness of the original idea to confront approaches around shared scientific issues. A total of 62 solicited papers are included, organized into 12 broad thematic areas ranging from cochlear signal processing to plasticity and perceptual learning. The themes follow the sessions and the chronological order of the paper presentations during the symposium. A notable feature of the ISH books is the transcription of the discussions between participants. A draft version of the book is circulated before the meeting, and all participants are invited to make written comments, before or during the presentations. This particularity is perhaps what makes the ISH book series so valuable as a truthful picture of the evolution of issues in hearing science. We tried to uphold this tradition, which was all the easier because of the excellent scientific content of the discussions.
 

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Contents

Implications for auditory perception
1
Reconstructing the traveling wave from auditory nerve responses
7
Further studies
14
Comparison of the compressivegammachirp and doubleroex auditory filters
21
Reactiontime data support the existence of Softness Imperception in cochlear hearing loss
30
Effects of noiseinduced hearing loss on auditorynerve responses
40
Estimates of Cochlear Compression from Measurements of Loudness Growth
50
Additivity of masking and auditory compression
60
AM and FM coherence sensitivity in the auditory cortex as a potential neural mechanism for sound segregation
275
Auditory perception with slowlyvarying amplitude and frequency modulations
283
The role of auditoryvocal interaction in hearing
292
Hierarchical processing in speech comprehension
299
Effects of differences in the accent and gender of competing voices on speech segregation
307
The Articulation Index is a Shannon channel capacity
314
Comodulation masking release and the role of wideband inhibition in the cochlear nucleus
321
The relevance of rate and time cues for CMR in starling auditory forebrain neurons
328

Psychophysical response growth under suppression
67
The functions of the medial olivocochlear efferent system in hearing
75
A computational model of cochlear nucleus neurons
84
Study on improving regularity of neural phase locking in single neurons of AVCN via a computational model
91
Fibers in the trapezoid body show enhanced synchronization to broadband noise when compared to auditory nerve fibers
100
Representations of the pitch of complex tones in the auditory nerve
107
One common mechanism?
117
Pitch perception of complex tones within and across ears and frequency regions
126
Internal noise and memory for pitch
136
A comparison of psychophysical and neuromagnetic data
145
Auditory processing at the lower limit of pitch studied by magnetoencephalography
154
The inferior colliculus
162
Representation of frequency modulation in the primary auditory cortex of New World monkeys
169
A bird or a red herring?
176
Coding of FM and the continuity illusion
185
The role of spectral change detectors in sequential grouping of tones
196
Performance measures of auditory organization
203
Auditory streaming without spectral cues in hearingimpaired subjects
212
The role of temporal structure in envelope processing
221
A test of the concept of excitation pattern in the temporalenvelope domain
230
Modeling the role of duration in intensity increment detection
237
Minimum integration times for processing of amplitude modulation
244
Neural mechanisms for analyzing temporal patterns in echolocating bats
251
Timecritical frequency integration of complex communication sounds in the auditory cortex of the mouse
258
Transformation of stimulus representations in the ascending auditory system
265
Effects of concurrent and sequential streaming in comodulation masking release
335
Effects of contralateral sound stimulation on forward masking in the guinea pig
344
Inhibition in models of coincidence detection
355
What can auditory evoked potentials tell us about binaural processing in humans?
362
Sensitivity to changes in interaural time difference and interaural correlation in the inferior colliculus
370
Processing of interaural temporal disparities with both transposed and conventional stimuli
377
Sound localization in the frontal horizontal plane by postlingually deafened adults fitted with bilateral cochlear implants
390
Discrimination of different temporal envelope structures of diotic and dichotic target signals within diotic wideband noise
398
Psychophysical neurophysiological and computational studies of spatial release from masking
405
Localization of noise in a reverberant environment
414
Effects of extrinsic context
423
Psychophysical and physiological studies of the precedence effect and echo threshold in the behaving cat
429
Some similarities between the temporal resolution and the temporal integration of interaural time differences
436
Binaural sluggishness as a function of stimulus bandwidth
443
Auditory thresholds revisited
454
Discrimination of temporal fine structure by birds and mammals
471
Dependence of binaural and cochlear best delays on characteristic frequency
478
Slow yet precise
485
Rate code temporal code or both?
495
Synaptic dynamics and intensity coding in the cochlear nucleus
501
Learning and generalization on five basic auditory discrimination tasks as assessed by threshold changes
510
Subject Index
517
Author Index
522
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