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Timbre: Acoustics, Perception, and Cognition

  • Kai Siedenburg
  • Charalampos Saitis
  • Stephen McAdams
  • Arthur N. Popper
  • Richard R. Fay

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Kai Siedenburg, Charalampos Saitis, Stephen McAdams
    Pages 1-19
  3. Principal Perceptual Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Stephen McAdams
      Pages 23-57
    3. Trevor R. Agus, Clara Suied, Daniel Pressnitzer
      Pages 59-85
    4. Kai Siedenburg, Daniel Müllensiefen
      Pages 87-118
    5. Charalampos Saitis, Stefan Weinzierl
      Pages 119-149
    6. Vinoo Alluri, Sudarsana Reddy Kadiri
      Pages 151-172
  4. Specific Scenarios

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Samuel Robert Mathias, Katharina von Kriegstein
      Pages 175-209
    3. Stephen McAdams
      Pages 211-243
    4. Guillaume Lemaitre, Patrick Susini
      Pages 245-272
    5. Jeremy Marozeau, Wiebke Lamping
      Pages 273-293
  5. Acoustical Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Marcelo Caetano, Charalampos Saitis, Kai Siedenburg
      Pages 297-333
    3. Mounya Elhilali
      Pages 335-359
    4. Sølvi Ystad, Mitsuko Aramaki, Richard Kronland-Martinet
      Pages 361-389

About this book


The Present, Past, and Future of Timbre Research Kai Siedenburg, Charalampos Saitis, and Stephen McAdams

The Perceptual Representation of Timbre Stephen McAdams

Timbre Recognition and Sound Source Identification Trevor R. Agus, Clara Suied, and Daniel Pressnitzer

Memory for Timbre Kai Siedenburg and Daniel Müllensiefen

The Semantics of Timbre Charalampos Saitis and Stefan Weinzierl

Neural Correlates of Timbre Processing Vinoo Alluri and Sudarsana Reddy Kadiri

Voice Processing and Voice-Identity Recognition Samuel Robert Mathias and Katharina von Kriegstein

Timbre as a Structuring Force in Music Stephen McAdams

Timbre, Sound Quality, and Sound Design Guillaume Lemaitre and Patrick Susini Timbre Perception with Cochlear Implants Jeremy Marozeau and Wiebke Lamping
Audio Content Descriptors of Timbre Marcelo Caetano, Charalampos Saitis, and Kai Siedenburg

Modulation Representations for Speech and Music Mounya Elhilali

Timbre from Sound Synthesis and High-level Control Perspectives Sølvi Ystad, Mitsuko Aramaki, and Richard Kronland-Martinet

Kai Siedenburg is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany

Charalampos Saitis is Lecturer and Humboldt Research Fellow in the Audio Communication Group at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

Stephen McAdams is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Music Perception and Cognition in the Department of Music Research at McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Arthur N. Popper is Professor Emeritus and research professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park

Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University, Chicago 


pitch duration loudness hearing acoustics speech processing artificial intelligence cochlear implants computational acoustic models human voice perception voice identity recognition modulation sound design

Editors and affiliations

  • Kai Siedenburg
    • 1
  • Charalampos Saitis
    • 2
  • Stephen McAdams
    • 3
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 4
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Medical Physics and AcousticsCarl von Ossietzky Universität OldenburgOldenburgGermany
  2. 2.Audio Communication Group, Technische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Schulich School of Music, McGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  4. 4.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollage ParkUSA
  5. 5.Department of PsychologyLoyola University ChicagoChicagoUSA

About the editors

Dr. Kai Siedenburg is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Independent Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Medical Physics and Acoustics at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. 

Dr. Charalampos Saitis is Humboldt Research Fellow in the Audio Communication Group at the Technical University of Berlin. Drs. Saitis and Siedenburg have published papers on musical sound quality and timbre, respectively. They conceived and co-organized the 2017 Berlin Interdisciplinary Workshop on Timbre. 

Dr. Stephen McAdams is Canada Research Chair in Music Perception and Cognition and professor in the Schulich School of Music at McGill University, Montreal. Dr. McAdams is an internationally recognized expert on the perception and cognition of timbre. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Timbre: Acoustics, Perception, and Cognition
  • Editors Kai Siedenburg
    Charalampos Saitis
    Stephen McAdams
    Arthur N. Popper
    Richard R. Fay
  • Series Title Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Hdb.Auditory Res.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-14831-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-14832-4
  • Series ISSN 0947-2657
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-1897
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 389
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurosciences
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