Neurally Based Measurement and Evaluation of Environmental Noise

  • Yoshiharu Soeta
  • Yoichi Ando

Part of the Mathematics for Industry book series (MFI, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Yoshiharu Soeta, Yoichi Ando
    Pages 1-3
  3. Yoshiharu Soeta, Yoichi Ando
    Pages 5-50
  4. Yoshiharu Soeta, Yoichi Ando
    Pages 51-67
  5. Yoshiharu Soeta, Yoichi Ando
    Pages 69-103
  6. Yoshiharu Soeta, Yoichi Ando
    Pages 105-119
  7. Yoshiharu Soeta, Yoichi Ando
    Pages 121-165
  8. Yoshiharu Soeta, Yoichi Ando
    Pages 167-202
  9. Yoshiharu Soeta, Yoichi Ando
    Pages 203-213
  10. Yoshiharu Soeta, Yoichi Ando
    Pages 215-231
  11. Yoshiharu Soeta, Yoichi Ando
    Pages 233-259
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 261-264

About this book


This book deals with methods of measurement and evaluation of environmental noise based on an auditory neural and brain-oriented model. The model consists of the autocorrelation function (ACF) and the interaural cross-correlation function (IACF) mechanisms for signals arriving at the two ear entrances. Even when the sound pressure level of a noise is only about 35 dBA, people may feel annoyed due to the aspects of sound quality. These aspects can be formulated by the factors extracted from the ACF and IACF. Several examples of measuring environmental noise—from outdoor noise such as that of aircraft, traffic, and trains, and indoor noise such as caused by floor impact, toilets, and air-conditioning—are demonstrated. According to the noise measurement and evaluation, applications for sound design are discussed. This book provides an excellent resource for students, researchers, and practitioners in a wide range of fields, such as the automotive, railway, and electronics industries, and soundscape, architecture, and acoustics.


Autocorrelation Function Brain-based Analysis and Evaluation Correlation Mechanism Interaural Cross-correlation Function Sound Quality Evaluation

Authors and affiliations

  • Yoshiharu Soeta
    • 1
  • Yoichi Ando
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Kobe UniversityKobeJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55431-8
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55432-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-350X
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-3518
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