The Auditory System and Human Sound-Localization Behavior by John van Opstal

By John van Opstal

The Auditory process and Human Sound-Localization Behavior presents a entire account of the total action-perception cycle underlying spatial listening to. It highlights the fascinating homes of the auditory approach, reminiscent of its association in azimuth and elevation coordinates. Readers will delight in that sound localization is inherently a neuro-computational approach (it must method on implicit and self reliant acoustic cues). The localization challenge of which sound position gave upward thrust to a specific sensory acoustic enter can't be uniquely solved, and for this reason calls for a few shrewdpermanent ideas to deal with daily events. The reader is guided throughout the complete interdisciplinary repertoire of the normal sciences: not just neurobiology, but in addition physics and arithmetic, and present theories on sensorimotor integration (e.g. Bayesian methods to house doubtful details) and neural encoding.

  • Quantitative, model-driven ways to the total action-perception cycle of sound-localization habit and eye-head gaze control
  • Comprehensive creation to acoustics, structures research, computational types, and neurophysiology of the auditory system
  • Full account of gaze-control paradigms that probe the acoustic action-perception cycle, together with multisensory integration, auditory plasticity, and listening to impaired

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