Springer Handbook of Auditory Research

The Auditory System at the Cocktail Party

Editors: Middlebrooks, J., Simon, J.Z., Popper, A.N., Fay, R.R. (Eds.)

  • Addresses the growing problem of hearing in complex auditory scenes 
  • Serves as an introduction to the field for graduate students and post-doctoral investigators 
  • Distinguished by the breadth of coverage of perceptual and physiological approaches in humans and animals ‚Äč
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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.  

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Ear and Brain Mechanisms for Parsing the Auditory Scene

    Middlebrooks, John C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • Auditory Object Formation and Selection

    Shinn-Cunningham, Barbara (et al.)

    Pages 7-40

  • Energetic Masking and Masking Release

    Culling, John F. (et al.)

    Pages 41-73

  • Informational Masking in Speech Recognition

    Kidd, Gerald (et al.)

    Pages 75-109

  • Modeling the Cocktail Party Problem

    Elhilali, Mounya

    Pages 111-135

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eBook $109.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51660-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Auditory System at the Cocktail Party
Editors
  • John Middlebrooks
  • Jonathan Z. Simon
  • Arthur N. Popper
  • Richard R. Fay
Series Title
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
Series Volume
60
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51662-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51662-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51660-8
Series ISSN
0947-2657
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 291
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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