|Synopsis of the book|
As a result of its fascinating micromechanics, the inner ear transforms acoustic pressure waves into a spectral, tonotopic code along its basilar membrane, to represent sounds like musical chords on a keyboard. To localize a sound source in the environment, the auditory system performs some astounding neural processing, in which it relies on precise binaural difference cues in time and intensity,
as well as on complex spectral-shape cues from the pinna. However, as we constantly move through the environment, these acoustic cues vary with each head movement, which introduces highly
nontrivial coordinate-transformation problems to the system. It may therefore not be surprising that sound localization is heavily integrated in orienting control of the eyes and head.|
The Auditory System and Human Sound-Localization Behavior provides an integrative overview of the peripheral and central auditory system, and of the neural mechanisms underlying gaze control, to deepen our understanding of the full action-perception cycle of human sound-localization and sensory-motor behaviors.
John van Opstal, PhD
Department of Biophysics, Donders Centre for Neuroscience, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
|The official flyer of the book is found here
Published by Elsevier, Academic Press, April 23, 2016.
The E-book is available from March 30, 2016.
Price: €76.50 (Hard cover), but at a 30% discount, if you order it through me!
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