Originally published in 1987, this book is the result of a workshop on the processing of complex sounds held in 1986. All of the important contributions that are being made to understanding auditory processing of complex sounds could not be included in a single volume. However, the chapters do touch base with many of the lines of research and theory on complex sound and its perception at the time, and was felt that they should provide both food for thought and a broad introduction to the literature on a topic that the editors were sure would be studied intensely in the following couple of decades.
Preface. Introduction: Auditory Processing of Complex Sounds W.A. Yost and C.S. Watson Section 1: Spectral Pattern Processing: Interaction among Critical Bands, Profile Analysis, and Co-Modulation Masking Release 1. The Detection of Spectral Shape Change L. R. Bernstein, V. Richards and D.M. Green 2. Auditory Discrimination of Complex Sounds: The Effects of Amplitude Perturbation on Spectral Shape Discrimination G. Kidd, Jr. 3. Spectral and Temporal Comparisons in Auditory Masking R. H. Gilkey 4. Simultaneous Masking by Small Numbers of Sinusoids under Conditions of Uncertainty D.L. Neff and B.P. Callaghan 5. Discrimination of Frequency Ratios N.F. Viemeister and D.A. Fantini 6. Experiments on Comodulation Masking Release J.W. Hall, III 7. Central and Peripheral Factors Aiding Signal Detection with Complex Stimuli R.P. Carlyon 8. Demodulation Processes in Auditory Perception L.L. Feth and L.J. Stover Section 2: Temporal Pattern Processing: Rhythm, Spectral Synchrony, Amplitude-Modulation, and Binaural Precedence 9. The Perception of Repetitive Auditory Temporal Patterns D.A. Robin, F.L. Royer, and P.J. Abbas 10. Computational Models of Tonal Sequence Discrimination R.D. Sorkin 11. On the Significance of Spectral Synchrony for Signal Detection T. Houtgast 12. Temporal Fluctuations and the Discrimination of Spectrally Dense Signals by Human Listeners W.M. Hartmann 13. Perception of the Temporal Envelope of Amplitude-Modulated Noise by Hearing-Impaired Listeners C. Formby 14. On Creating a Precedent for Binaural Patterns: When is an Echo an Echo? P.L. Divenyi and J. Blauert Section 3: Pitch of Complex Sounds: Virtual Pitch, Central Spectrum, Theories, and Animal Models 15. Gestalt Principles and Music Perception E. Terhardt 16. A Pulse Ribbon Model of Peripheral Auditory Processing R.D. Patterson 17. The Perception of Inharmonic Complex Tones B.C.J. Moore 18. Complex Spectral Patterns with Interaural Differences: Dichotic Pitch and the ‘Central Spectrum’ W.A. Yost, P.J. Harder and R.H. Dye 19. Comparative Aspects of Complex Acoustic Perception S.H. Hulse Section 4: Auditory Peripheral Physiology: Rate and Synchrony Codes 20. Rate Coding in the Auditory-Nerve R.L. Winslow, P.E. Barta and M.B. Sachs 21. Periodicity Coding in Cochlear Nerve and Ventral Cochlear Nucleus S. Greenburg and W.S. Rhode 22. Coding of Complex Tones in Temporal Response Patterns of Auditory Nerve Fibers E. Javel, J.W. Horst and G.R. Farley Section 5: Speech Perception: Speech versus Non-Speech perception and a New Model 23. Auditory Perception of Complex Sounds: Some Comparisons of Speech vs. Non-Speech Signals D.B. Pisoni 24. Auditory-Perceptual Processing of Speech Waveforms J.D. Miller Section 6: Perceptual Organization of Complex Sounds: Informational Masking, Stimulus Uncertainty, Learning, Attention, Memory, and Stream Segregation 25. Uncertainty, Informational Masking, and the Capacity of Immediate Auditory Memory C.S. Watson 26. Directed Attention in Complex Sound Perception M.R. Leek 27. Auditory Memory: Procedures to Examine Two Phases N. Cowan 28. Concurrent Pitch Segregation M. Kubovy. Subject Index. Author Index.