The Auditory System at the Cocktail Party

  • John C. Middlebrooks
  • Jonathan Z. Simon
  • Arthur N. Popper
  • Richard R. Fay
Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 60)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. John C. Middlebrooks, Jonathan Z. Simon
    Pages 1-6
  3. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Virginia Best, Adrian K. C. Lee
    Pages 7-40
  4. John F. Culling, Michael A. Stone
    Pages 41-73
  5. Gerald Kidd Jr., H. Steven Colburn
    Pages 75-109
  6. Mounya Elhilali
    Pages 111-135
  7. John C. Middlebrooks
    Pages 137-168
  8. Lynne Werner
    Pages 199-226
  9. M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, Claude Alain, Bruce A. Schneider
    Pages 227-259
  10. Ruth Y. Litovsky, Matthew J. Goupell, Sara M. Misurelli, Alan Kan
    Pages 261-291

About this book

Introduction

The Auditory System at the Cocktail Party is a rather whimsical title that points to the very serious challenge faced by listeners in most everyday environments: how to hear out sounds of interest amid a cacophony of competing sounds. The volume presents the mechanisms for bottom-up object formation and top-down object selection that the auditory system employs to meet that challenge.

Ear and Brain Mechanisms for Parsing the Auditory Scene by John C. Middlebrooks and Jonathan Z. Simon

Auditory Object Formation and Selection by Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Virginia Best, and Adrian K. C. Lee

Energetic Masking and Masking Release by John F. Culling and Michael A. Stone

Informational Masking in Speech Recognition by Gerald Kidd, Jr. and H. Steven Colburn

Modeling the Cocktail Party Problem by Mounya Elhilali

Spatial Stream Segregation by John C. Middlebrooks

Human Auditory Neuroscience and the Cocktail Party Problem by Jonathan Z. Simon

Infants and Children at the Cocktail Party by Lynne Werner

Older Adults at the Cocktail Party by M. Kathleen Pichora-Fuller, Claude Alain, and Bruce A. Schneider

Hearing with Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids in Complex Auditory Scenes by Ruth Y. Litovsky, Matthew J. Goupell, Sara M. Misurelli, and Alan Kan

About the Editors:

John C. Middlebrooks is a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of California,  Irvine, with affiliate appointments in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, the Department of Cognitive Sciences, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Jonathan Z. Simon is a Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park, with joint appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Department of Biology, and the Institute for Systems Research.

Arthur N. Popper is Professor Emeritus and Research Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University, 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.

Keywords

blind source separation compressive sensing speech recognition energetic masking infants children older adults

Editors and affiliations

  • John C. Middlebrooks
    • 1
  • Jonathan Z. Simon
    • 2
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 3
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 4
  1. 1.University of California at Irvine Department of OtolaryngologyIrvineUSA
  2. 2.University of Maryland Dept Electrical and Computer EngineeringCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  4. 4.Marine Biological Laboratory Woods HoleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51662-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51660-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51662-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-2657
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-1897
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