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Perceptual Coherence: Hearing and seeing

Stephen Handel


This book describes the conceptual similarities and differences between auditory and visual perception. The incoming energy is a single world containing objects, events, and various sources of light and acoustic energy. The energy is neutral; it does not specify the objects itself, so the sensory systems must abstract the information from the correlated sensory energy that does specify objects and differentiate that energy from the uncorrelated sensory noise energy. The first three chapters in this book are introductory. They describe properties of the auditory and visual worlds, how the hiera ... More

Keywords: auditory textures, visual textures, auditory perception, color perception, first/second-order motion, gain control, hierarchical organization, information transmission, internal/external noise, object segmentation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195169645
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169645.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Handel, author
University of Tennessee, USA