Auditory Neuroscience: Making Sense of Sound

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An integrated overview of hearing and the interplay of physical, biological, and psychological processes underlying it. The book is supported by multimedia content at auditoryneuroscience.com

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Hearing is the telepathic sense that we take for granted. Think about it: you might be sitting somewhere quietly when suddenly some fantastically small ripples of air pressure wiggle your ear drums by just fractions of a micrometer, and within a fraction of a second your brain will have deduced from those pressure ripples that someone on the table next to you has dropped a spoon, or that a phone is ringing, or a dog is barking. Or you might be rapt in conversation, listening to a friend's latest exploits. When you do that, you are effectively reconstructing your friend's thoughts and emotions from the train of invisible vibrations that emanate from your friend's vocal apparatus. It's nothing if not miraculous. In this book,we try to explain how this all works. We are aiming mostly at an audience of undergraduate students in the biomedical sciences, psychology, audiology or biomedical engineering, but the book ought to be accessible to many interested laymen too.  We have also put together a website to accompany the book with accompanying mutlimedia content at auditoryneuroscience.com. Take a look. If you like it, tell your friends - if not, tell us.  All the best, Jan, Andy and Eli

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Jan Schnupp is Professor for Neuroscience and Codirector of the Auditory Neuroscience Research Group in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St. Peter's College. Israel Nelken is Associate Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Auditory Neurophysiology in the Department of Neurobiology in the Andrew Silberman Institute of Life Sciences at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Andrew King is Professor of Neurophysiology, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, and Codirector of the Auditory Neuroscience Research Group in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics at Oxford University and a Fellow of Merton College.

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