Auditory Perception of Sound Sources

  • William A. Yost
  • Arthur N. Popper
  • Richard R. Fay

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. William A. Yost
    Pages 1-12
  3. Robert A. Lutfi
    Pages 13-42
  4. Roy D. Patterson, David R.R. Smith, Ralph van Dinther, Thomas C. Walters
    Pages 43-75
  5. Laurent Demany, Catherine Semal
    Pages 77-113
  6. Ervin R. Hafter, Anastasios Sarampalis, Psyche Loui
    Pages 115-142
  7. Gerald Kidd Jr., Christine R. Mason, Virginia M. Richards, Frederick J. Gallun, Nathaniel I. Durlach
    Pages 143-189
  8. Robert P. Carlyon, Hedwig E. Gockel
    Pages 191-213
  9. Christopher J. Darwin
    Pages 215-232
  10. Andrew J. Lotto, Sarah C. Sullivan
    Pages 281-305
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 325-331

About this book


Auditory Perception of Sound Sources covers higher-level auditory processes that are perceptual processes. The chapters describe how humans and other animals perceive the sounds that they receive from the many sound sources existing in the world. This book will provide an overview of areas of current research involved with understanding how sound-source determination processes operate. This book will focus on psychophysics and perception as well as being relevant to basic auditory research.


  • Perceiving Sound Sources: An Overview William A. Yost
  • Human Sound Source Identification Robert A. Lutfi
  • Size Information in the Production and Perception of Communication Sounds Roy D. Patterson, David R. R. Smith, Ralph van Dinther, and Tom Walters
  • The role of memory in auditory perception Laurent Demany, and Catherine Semal
  • Auditory Attention and Filters Ervin R. Hafter, Anastasios Sarampalis, and Psyche Loui
  • Informational masking Gerald Kidd Jr., Christine R. Mason, Virginia M. Richards, Frederick J. Gallun, and Nathaniel I. Durlach
  • Effects of harmonicity and regularity on the perception of sound sources Robert P. Carlyon, and Hedwig E. Gockel
  • Spatial Hearing and Perceiving Sources Christopher J. Darwin
  • Envelope Processing and Sound-Source Perception Stanley Sheft
  • Speech as a Sound Source Andrew J. Lotto, and Sarah C. Sullivan
  • Sound Source Perception and Stream Segregation in Non-human Vertebrate Animals Richard R. Fay

About the editors:

William A. Yost, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Adjunct Professor of Hearing Sciences of the Parmly Hearing Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology at Loyola University of Chicago. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago.

About the series:

The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William A. Yost
    • 1
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 2
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 3
  1. 1.Speech and Hearing SciencesArizona State University TempeTempeUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Parmly Hearing Institute and Department of PsychologyLoyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA

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