Binaural and Spatial Hearing in Real and Virtual Environments

Author: Robert Gilkey
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1317780264
Format: PDF, Docs
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The current popular and scientific interest in virtual environments has provided a new impetus for investigating binaural and spatial hearing. However, the many intriguing phenomena of spatial hearing have long made it an exciting area of scientific inquiry. Psychophysical and physiological investigations of spatial hearing seem to be converging on common explanations of underlying mechanisms. These understandings have in turn been incorporated into sophisticated yet mathematically tractable models of binaural interaction. Thus, binaural and spatial hearing is one of the few areas in which professionals are soon likely to find adequate physiological explanations of complex psychological phenomena that can be reasonably and usefully approximated by mathematical and physical models. This volume grew out of the Conference on Binaural and Spatial Hearing, a four-day event held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in response to rapid developments in binaural and spatial hearing research and technology. Meant to be more than just a proceedings, it presents chapters that are longer than typical proceedings papers and contain considerably more review material, including extensive bibliographies in many cases. Arranged into topical sections, the chapters represent major thrusts in the recent literature. The authors of the first chapter in each section have been encouraged to take a broad perspective and review the current state of literature. Subsequent chapters in each section tend to be somewhat more narrowly focused, and often emphasize the authors' own work. Thus, each section provides overview, background, and current research on a particular topic. This book is significant in that it reviews the important work during the past 10 to 15 years, and provides greater breadth and depth than most of the previous works.

Audio Signal Processing for Next Generation Multimedia Communication Systems

Author: Yiteng (Arden) Huang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402077696
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Audio Signal Processing for Next-Generation Multimedia Communication Systems presents cutting-edge digital signal processing theory and implementation techniques for problems including speech acquisition and enhancement using microphone arrays, new adaptive filtering algorithms, multichannel acoustic echo cancellation, sound source tracking and separation, audio coding, and realistic sound stage reproduction. This book's focus is almost exclusively on the processing, transmission, and presentation of audio and acoustic signals in multimedia communications for telecollaboration where immersive acoustics will play a great role in the near future.

Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience

Author: Mark Blumberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198042969
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience is a seminal reference work in the burgeoning field of developmental behavioral neuroscience, which has emerged in recent years as an important sister discipline to developmental psychobiology. This handbook, part of the Oxford Library of Neuroscience, provides an introduction to recent advances in research at the intersection of developmental science and behavioral neuroscience, while emphasizing the central research perspectives of developmental psychobiology. Contributors to the Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience are drawn from a variety of fields, including developmental psychobiology, neuroscience, comparative psychology, and evolutionary biology, demonstrating the opportunities to advance our understanding of behavioral and neural development through enhanced interactions among parallel disciplines. In a field ripe for collaboration and integration, the Oxford Handbook of Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience provides an unprecedented overview of conceptual and methodological issues pertaining to comparative and developmental neuroscience that can serve as a roadmap for researchers and a textbook for educators. Its broad reach will spur new insights and compel new collaborations in this rapidly growing field.

Proceedings of the 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society

Author: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference
ISBN: 9780780351646
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These proceedings document the 20th Annual International Conference of the IEEE/EMB Society held in Amsterdam in 1998. Covering the entire field of biomedical including the latest development in instrumentation, neourotechnology, rehabilitation engineering, imaging signal & image processing, cardiac system, neuromuscular system, sensory systems, physiological system modeling, measurement techniques, clinical engineering & tissue engineering. Partial Contents: Cardiovascular Systems; Medical Imaging; Clinical Engineering; Medical Informatics; Signal Processing; Neuromuscular Systems; Biomechanics; Physiological Systems; Modeling & Identification; Instrumentation