Directional Hearing

  • William A. Yost
  • George Gourevitch

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Physical and Psychoacoustical Foundations of Directional Hearing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Frederic L. Wightman, Doris J. Kistler, Mark E. Perkins
      Pages 26-48
    3. William A. Yost, Ervin R. Hafter
      Pages 49-84
    4. P. M. Zurek
      Pages 85-105
  3. Structure and Function of the Mammalian Binaural Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-108
    2. John H. Casseday, Ellen Covey
      Pages 109-145
    3. Shigeyuki Kuwada, Tom C. T. Yin
      Pages 146-176
  4. Directional Hearing in Vertebrates: Animal Psychophysics and Special Adaptations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Richard R. Fay, Albert S. Feng
      Pages 179-213
    3. George Gourevitch
      Pages 226-246
  5. Problems and Solutions of Directional Hearing in the Real World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. David A. Berkley
      Pages 249-260
    3. H. Steven Colburn, P. M. Zurek, Nathaniel I. Durlach
      Pages 261-278
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-305

About this book


Some of the most creative scientists investigating directional hearing have contributed to this volume, providing a current and comprehensive overview of their work, their research problems, and the strategies they have used to solve them. They discuss many aspects of directional hearing from neuropsychological mechanisms underlying sound localization, through the variety of ways animals locate sound in space, to normal and pathological directional hearing in humans. This is a valuable source book for hearing scientists and clinicians, as well as for scientists without specialized background in spatial hearing, including psychologists, engineers, and biologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • William A. Yost
    • 1
  • George Gourevitch
    • 2
  1. 1.Parmly Hearing InstituteLoyola University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Hunter College of the CityUniversity of New YorkNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9135-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4738-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-6625
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