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Auditory Temporal Processing and its Disorders

Jos J. Eggermont


Sound is dynamic and as such has temporal and spectral content. The auditory system extracts the spectral aspects and the temporal ones in parallel in the cochlea and auditory nerve. For frequencies below about 1.5 kHz, the spectral and temporal representations of sound are potentially redundant and both represent the pitch of speech and music. Auditory temporal processing determines our understanding of speech, our appreciation of music, being able to localize a sound source, and to listen to a person in a noisy crowd. The underlying basic capabilities of the auditory system include precise r ... More

Keywords: adaptation, gap detection, temporal modulation transfer function, neural synchrony, sound localization, scene analysis, auditory neuropathy, auditory processing disorder, autism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198719090
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719090.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jos J. Eggermont, author
Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Physiology & Pharmacology, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Canada