Auditory Perception : an Analysis and Synthesis by Richard M. Warren

By Richard M. Warren

This revised and up-to-date 3rd variation describes the character of sound, how sound is analyzed by means of the auditory procedure, and the principles and rules governing our interpretation of auditory enter. It covers many subject matters together with sound and the auditory process, finding sound assets, the foundation for loudness judgments, belief of acoustic sequences, perceptual recovery of obliterated sounds, speech construction and belief, and the relation of listening to to conception ordinarily.

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Pujol, Lenoir, Ladrech, et al. (1992) have pointed out that although the inner hair cells do not vary much in length with position on the organ of Corti, the variation of size with position is considerable for outer hair cells. They have constructed what they have called a ‘‘xylophone-like’’ figure showing outer hair cell length as a function of estimated resonant frequency across mammalian species. Evidence that hair cell resonance can occur without movement of the supporting structure was reported for the alligator lizard by Peake and Ling (1980).

M. Purcell and F. Bloch (for which they were jointly awarded a Nobel prize in 1952). Atomic nuclei with an odd number of nucleons (protons plus neutrons) each have an angular momentum, or spin, that results in a weak electromagnetic field with a characteristic resonant frequency. When the fMRI procedure is used to study brain function, the subject’s head is placed inside a coil producing a brief series of high-energy radio frequency (RF) bursts that are tuned to match the resonant frequency of hydrogen nuclei.

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