Overview and Issues in Human Auditory Development
This chapter provides an overview of the volume Human Auditory Development. In addition, this chapter summarizes some major findings in human auditory development discussed in detail in the remaining chapters, and in particular, emphasizes the interrelatedness of the material presented in the rest of the book. This extends from the relationship between peripheral and central responses to the relationship between the structural and physiological properties of the auditory pathway and auditory perception to the relationship between basic aspects of auditory perception and complex perceptual processes. Another important theme is how experience with sound influences auditory development at all levels of the system and for all types of perception.
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Preparation of this chapter was supported by funding from NIDCD, R01 DC00396.
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