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Sound & hearing : a conceptual introduction

Author: R Duncan Luce
Publisher: Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The major aim of this book is to introduce the ways in which scientists approach and think about a phenomenon - hearing - that intersects three quite different disciplines: the physics of sound  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Luce, R. Duncan (Robert Duncan).
Sound & hearing.
Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1993
(OCoLC)988392227
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Duncan Luce
ISBN: 0805812512 9780805812510 0805813896 9780805813890
OCLC Number: 26856252
Description: xxii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Transmission, Transduction, and Black Boxes --
1. Signal Transmission --
2. Signal Reception --
3. Transducers --
4. Black and Not-So-Black Boxes --
5. Reductionism in Science --
pt. II. Descriptive Physics of Pure Tones --
1. Propagation of Pulses --
2. Generation of Waves --
3. Wave Propagation in Time and Space --
4. The Doppler Effect --
5. Reflection and Refraction of Waves --
6. Some Formal Material That is Useful in Audition --
7. Dimensions of Physical Quantities --
8. Measuring Sound Intensity --
9. Sound Attenuation Through a Change of Medium --
10. Localizing a Sound Source --
11. Resonance and Filters --
12. Summary of the Main Concepts About Simple Waves --
pt. III. Properties of the Ear --
1. The Outer and Middle Ears --
2. The Inner Ear --
3. Hair Cells and the Auditory Nerve --
4. Neural Coding of Auditory Information --
5. Interplay of Behavior and Physiology --
pt. IV. Psychophysics of Pure Tones --
1. The Issues of Psychophysics --
2. Local Psychophysics --
3. Global Psychophysics --
4. Bridging Local and Global Psychophysics --
pt. V. Descriptive Physics of Complex Sounds --
1. Superposition --
2. Standing Waves --
3. Synthesis of a Complex Wave in Terms of Harmonics --
4. Nonlinear Distortion --
5. Noise --
pt. VI. Psychophysics of Complex Sounds --
1. Examples Where the Phenomenon is Physical --
2. Pure Tone Masking and Facilitation --
3. Noise Masking and Facilitation --
4. Illusory Pitch (or the Missing Fundamental). 5. Echos and Reverberation --
6. Perceptual Structuring of Sounds --
7. Speech: A Special Perceptual Ability --
8. Some Relations of Hearing to the Other Senses, Especially Vision --
pt. VII. Exercises --
pt. VIII. References --
Books --
Articles and Chapters. Appendix: The Demonstration Disc.
Other Titles: Sound and hearing.
Responsibility: R. Duncan Luce.
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