Springer Handbook of Auditory Research

Pitch

Neural Coding and Perception

Editors: Plack, Christopher J., Oxenham, Andrew J., Fay, Richard R. (Eds.)

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Although pitch has been considered an important area of auditory research since the birth of modern acoustics in the 19th century, some of the most significant developments in our understanding of this phenomenon have occurred comparatively recently. In auditory physiology, researchers are now identifying cells in the brainstem and cortex that may be involved in the derivation of pitch. In auditory psychophysics, dramatic developments over the last several years have changed our understanding of temporal pitch mechanisms, and of the roles of resolved and unresolved harmonics. Computational modeling has provided new insights into the biological algorithms that may underlie pitch perception. Modern brain imaging techniques have suggested possible cortical locations for pitch mechanisms.

This timely volume presents recent findings, while emphasizing their relation to the discoveries of the past. It brings together insights from several different methodological areas: physiology, psychophysics, comparative, imaging, etc., in addressing a single scientific problem. Pitch perception can be regarded as one of the main problems of hearing, and the multidisciplinary approach of the book provides a valuable reference source for graduate students and academics.

Christopher J. Plack is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Essex, U.K.  Andrew J. Oxenham is a Principal Research Scientist of the Research Laboratory of Electronics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.  Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago.  Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Overview: The Present and Future of Pitch

    Pages 1-6

    Plack, Christopher J. (et al.)

  • The Psychophysics of Pitch

    Pages 7-55

    Plack, Christopher J. (et al.)

  • Comparative Aspects of Pitch Perception

    Pages 56-98

    Shofner, William P.

  • The Neurophysiology of Pitch

    Pages 99-146

    Winter, Ian M.

  • Functional Imaging of Pitch Processing

    Pages 147-168

    Griffiths, Timothy D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pitch
Book Subtitle
Neural Coding and Perception
Editors
  • Christopher J. Plack
  • Andrew J. Oxenham
  • Richard R. Fay
Series Title
Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-28958-8
DOI
10.1007/0-387-28958-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-23472-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2011-9
Series ISSN
0947-2657
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 364
Number of Illustrations
71 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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