Fred Dick

Environmental sound recognition and auditory scene analysis as naturalistic windows into perception, cognition, language (and possibly music) (19/07/11)

In this talk I'll review some previous and ongoing work from our group on the behavioral and brain bases of processing meaningful sounds, including speech, environmental sounds, and music. In particular, I'll focus on adult and developmental results from an auditory scene analysis paradigm that explores listeners' use of acoustical, informational, and contextual cues in detecting and recognizing auditory objects in complex environments. I will also discuss some upcoming 'auditory expertise' studies using this paradigm and will look forward to hearing any comments and suggestions on design and analysis.

Department of Computing, Goldsmiths College, University of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

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