I The Physical and Psychoacoustical Foundations of Directional Hearing.- 1. Physical Acoustics and Measurements Pertaining to Directional Hearing.- 2. A New Approach to the Study of Human Sound Localization.- 3. Lateralization.- 4. The Precedence Effect.- II Structure and Function of the Mammalian Binaural Nervous System.- 5.Central Auditory Pathways in Directional Hearing.- 6. Physiological Studies of Directional Hearing.- III Directional Hearing in Vertebrates: Animal psychophysics and special adaptations.- 7. Mechanisms for Directional Hearing among Nonmammalian Vertebrates.- 8. Directional Hearing and Sound Localization in Echolocating Animals.- 9. Binaural Hearing in Land Mammals.- IV Problems and Solutions of Directional Hearing in the Real World.- 10. Hearing in Rooms.- 11. Binaural Directional Hearing-Impairments and Aids.- 12. Some Modern Techniques and Devices Used to Preserve and Enhance the Spatial Qualities of Sound.- Index of Names.
Some of the most creative scientists investigating directional hearing have contributed to this volume, providing a current and comprehensive overview of their work, their research problems, and the strategies they have used to solve them. They discuss many aspects of directional hearing from neuropsychological mechanisms underlying sound localization, through the variety of ways animals locate sound in space, to normal and pathological directional hearing in humans. This is a valuable source book for hearing scientists and clinicians, as well as for scientists without specialized background in spatial hearing, including psychologists, engineers, and biologists.
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