Auditory Physiology and Perception

Auditory Physiology and Perception

Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Hearing Held in Carcens, France, on 9–14 June 1991

1st Edition - April 3, 1992

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  • Editors: Y. Cazals, K. Horner, L. Demany
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161051

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Auditory Physiology and Perception documents the proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Hearing held in Careens, France, 9-14 June 1991. The aim of the symposium was to promote exchanges between hearing scientists working with different approaches from cell biology to psychology. The volume is organized into 10 parts. Part I contains papers on the biology of inner ear cells. Part II presents studies on auditory periphery functioning. Part III examines frequency selectivity while Part IV contains papers that deal with the subject of pitch. The papers in Part V examine the coding of intensity. Parts VI and VII discuss temporal analyses and spectral shape analysis, respectively. Part VIII takes up spectro-temporal processing. Part IX covers binaural interactions and sound localization. The studies in Part X focus on pathologies, such as the relations between evoked otoacoustic emissions and pure tone audiometry and the effect of short duration acoustic trauma on activity of single neurons in the ventral cochlear nucleus. The final chapter of the text is a tribute to Professor Zwicker, a leading scientist in hearing, who passed away some months before the symposium.

Table of Contents

  • List of Participants


    Inner Ear Cell Biology

    Neurobiology of Cochlear Hair Cells-Invited Tutorial

    Two Control Systems for the Outer Hair Cell Motor

    The Cortical Cytoskeleton and Cell Shape Changes in Mammalian Outer Hair Cells

    Stochastic Theory of Outer Hair Cell Electromotility

    Correlation between the Length of Outer Hair Cells and the Frequency Coding of the Cochlea

    Evidence for Voltage Sensitive Ca2+ Channels in Supporting Cells of the Organ of Corti: Characterisation by Indo-1 Fluorescence

    Contribution of ?+ Channels to Solute Exit from Endolymph-Secreting Dark Cells

    Auditory Periphery Functioning

    Cochlear Mechanics-Invited Tutorial

    Basilar Membrane Response to Clicks

    On Mechanical Excitation of Hair Cell Stereocilia in the Cochlea

    Scanning Electron Microscopy of the Echidna: Morpholgy of a Primitive Mammalian Cochlea

    Pressure Measurements in the Fish Lateral Line

    Basal Turn Hair Cell Activity Dominate the Round Window Recorded Simple Difference Tone(F2-F1)

    A Third-Order Nonlinear Oscillator Model for Spontaneous Otoacoustic Emissions

    Statistics of and Physiological Mechanisms for Self Exciting Point Process Models of Auditory Nerve Discharge

    Self Stimulation of the Tympanic Membrane in the Frog

    Frequency Selectivity

    A Quantitative Comparison of Peripheral Tuning Measures: Primary Afferent Tuning Curves versus Suppression Tuning Curves of Spontaneous and Distortion-Product Otoacoustic Emissions

    Comparisons of Physiological and Behavioral Properties: Auditory Frequency Selectivity

    Characterizing Changes in Auditory Filter Bandwidth as a Function of Level

    Auditory Filters and Aging: Filters when Audiometric Thresholds are Normal

    Cochlear Nonlinearity for Complex Stimuli

    Normal Tuning Curves for Primary Afferent Fibers Innervating Short and Intermediate Hair Cells in the Pigeon Ear


    The Musical Pitch of High Frequency Tones

    The Pitch of Anharmonic Comb Filtered Noise Reconsidered

    Pitch of Dichotic Complex Tones with a Mistuned Frequency Component

    Cochlear Nerve and Cochlear Nucleus Responses to the Fundamental Frequency of Voiced Speech Sounds and Harmonic Complex Tones

    Tonotopy and Periodotopy in the Auditory Midbrain of Cat and Guinea Fowl

    Intensity Coding

    Neural Encoding of Sound Intensity in the Ventral Cochlear Nucleus of Awake and Behaving Cats

    The Coding of Intensity in the Inferior Colliculus: Onset and Sustained Responses

    Some Experiments Relating to the Overshoot Effect

    Possible Relation of Auditory Nerve Adaptation to Slow Improvement in Level Discrimination with Increasing Duration

    On the Relation between Intensity Discrimination and Adaptation

    Involvement of Medial Olivo-Cochlear System in Loudness Adaptation

    Memory for Loudness: The Role of Loudness Contour

    Temporal Analyses

    Real Time Coding of Complex Sounds in the Auditory Nerve

    Physiological Correlates of Temporal Integration

    Fluctuation Strength of Narrow Band Noise

    The Effects of Level Uncertainty on the Detection of a Tone Added to Narrow Bands of Noise

    Discrimination of Converging and Diverging Frequency Transitions

    The Detection of Frequency and Amplitude Modulation in the European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris): Psychoacoustics and Neurophysiology

    Spectral Shape Analysis

    Spectral Shape Discrimination of Two-Tone Complexes

    Discrimination of Complex Spectra: Spectral Weights and Performance Efficiency

    Neural Coding of Intensity Increments Added to Pure-Tone and Multi-Tone Complexes

    Interneurons of the Dorsal Cochlear Nucleus Shape the Responses of Principal Cells to Complex Sounds

    Spectral Gradient Columns in Primary Auditory Cortex: Physiological and Psychoacoustical Correlates

    Perception of Speech Sounds by Birds

    Spectro-Temporal Processing

    How Does Physiology Support Auditory Scene Analysis?-Invited Tutorial

    Complex Sounds and Auditory Images-Invited Tutorial

    A Multi-Representation Model for Auditory Processing of Sounds

    Identification of Initial Stop Consonants Processed by the Patterson-Holdsworth ASP Model

    Identification and Discrimination of Stop Consonants: Formants versus Spectral Peaks

    Temporal Relations in Profile Comparisons

    Comodulation Masking Release (CMR) and Profile Analysis: the Effect of Varying Modulation Depth

    Auditory Image Perception and Amplitude Modulation: Frequency and Intensity Discrimination of Individual Components for Amplitude Modulated Two-Tone Complexes

    An Anatomical/Physiological Approach to Auditory Selective Attention

    Binaural Interactions And Sound Localization

    Frequency Discrimination, Amplitude Discrimination and the Binaural Masking Level Difference: Some Anomalous Results

    Binaural Critical Bands in Normal and Impaired Listeners and their Relation to Speech Intelligibility in Noise

    Masker Envelope Fluctuation and Binaural Masking Release

    Irregularities in the Precedence Effect

    Models of Binaural Processing Based on Neural Patterns in the Medial Superior Olive

    The Role of Consistency of Interaural Timing over Frequency in Binaural Lateralization

    Localization in an Echoic Environment

    The Effect of Bandwidth on Auditory Localization: An Estimation Theory Model

    Differences in Masked Thresholds between Monaural and Diotic Conditions: Influence of Contraleral Efferent Stimulation?


    Analysis of the Relations between Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions and Pure Tone Audiometry

    Selective Glutamate Antagonists Block the Excitotoxicity Caused Either by Glutamate Agonists or by Ischemia

    Effect of Short Duration Acoustic Trauma on Activity of Single Neurons in the Ventral Cochlear Nucleus

    Aberrant Temporal Discharge Patterns in Noise Damaged Guinea-Pig Cochleas

    Modeling the Effects of Sensorineural Hearing Loss on Auditory Perception

    Developmental Plasticity of Auditory Cortex in Cochlear Hearing Loss: Physiological and Psychophysical Findings

    Binaural Click Lateralization: Evidence from Psychophysics and Brainstem Evoked Potentials in Normal Subjects and Multiple Sclerosis Patients

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 684
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1992
  • Published: April 3, 1992
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161051

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Y. Cazals

K. Horner

L. Demany

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