The realm of auditory cognition is increasingly being recognized as an important new area of psychological and musicological research, however until now no single work has presented the subject in a comprehensive manner for the benefit of researchers and students. To rectify this situation a special tutorial workshop organized by the French Acoustical Society was held at IRCAM, the music research institute founded by Pierre Boulez. Specialists in perceptual organization, memory, attention, music psychology, neurospsychology, and developmental psychology were invited from Europe and North America. This volume presents the materials from their lectures. The book will be useful to advanced students in the cognitive sciences and scientists specializing in many fields as well as in auditory psychology.
'a useful introduction to some of the contemporary issues in the cognitive, developmental and neuro-psychology of music, and also provides useful reviews of related work in auditory memory'
Times Higher Education Supplement
'The nine chapters are remarkably coherent with regard to layout, clarity, and high scientific level. Each of them includes an extensive list of references. This is a highly welcome volume for a fair price, it should be carefully studied by everyone who is seriously concerned with hearing.'
E. Terhardt, Acoustica, Vol. 80 (1994)
List of contributors
1: Stephen McAdams and Emmanuel Bigand: Introduction to auditory cognition
2: Albert S. Bregman: Auditory scene analysis: hearing in complex environments
3: Richard M. Warren: Perception of acoustic sequences: global integration versus temporal resolution
4: Mari Riess Jones and William Yee: Attending to auditory events: the role of temporal organization
5: Robert G. Crowder: Auditory memory
6: Stephen McAdams: Recognition of sound sources and events
7: Isabelle Peretz: Auditory agnosia: a functional analysis
8: Emmanuel Bigand: Contributions of music to research on human auditory cognition
9: Sandra E. Trehub and Laurel J. Trainor: Listening strategies in infancy: the roots of music and language development