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The Frequency-Following Response

A Window into Human Communication

  • Nina Kraus
  • Samira Anderson
  • Travis White-Schwoch
  • Richard R. Fay
  • Arthur N. Popper
  • Provides a broad overview frequency-following response science

  • Spans a unique array of subfields of auditory neuroscience including physiology, psychoacoustics, audiology

  • Represents a significant up-to-date source of information on FFR and its applications to the study of human communication


Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 61)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Nina Kraus, Samira Anderson, Travis White-Schwoch
    Pages 1-15
  3. Ananthanarayan Krishnan, Jackson T. Gandour
    Pages 45-73
  4. Samuele Carcagno, Christopher J. Plack
    Pages 75-100
  5. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, Leonard Varghese, Le Wang, Hari Bharadwaj
    Pages 159-192
  6. Eliane Schochat, Caroline Nunes Rocha-Muniz, Renata Filippini
    Pages 225-250
  7. Rachel Reetzke, Zilong Xie, Bharath Chandrasekaran
    Pages 251-266

About this book


This volume will cover a variety of topics, including child language development; hearing loss; listening in noise; statistical learning; poverty; auditory processing disorder; cochlear neuropathy; attention; and aging. It will appeal broadly to auditory scientists—and in fact, any scientist interested in the biology of human communication and learning. The range of the book highlights the interdisciplinary series of questions that are pursued using the auditory frequency-following response and will accordingly attract a wide and diverse readership, while remaining a lasting resource for the field.


audiology auditory pathway neurophysiology psychoacoustics language experience

Editors and affiliations

  • Nina Kraus
    • 1
  • Samira Anderson
    • 2
  • Travis White-Schwoch
    • 3
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 4
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 5
  1. 1.Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Hearing &Speech SciencesUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.Auditory Neuroscience LaboratoryNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  4. 4.Marine Biological LaboratoryWoods HoleUSA
  5. 5.Department of BiologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

About the editors

Nina Kraus has innovated the use of FFR as a measure of human communication skills, life experience, and auditory learning and memory. She is a senior scholar in the field and brings over 30 years’ experience pursuing basic and translational questions in auditory neuroscience. Samira Anderson is a scientist-clinician who brings 25 years’ experience in the clinic and as a young investigator has made major contributions to the understanding of central auditory processing, with a particular emphasis on neuroplasticity and aging/hearing loss. Travis White-Schwoch is a member of the Kraus laboratory with extensive experience in FFR theory and technology, and developmental changes in auditory processing. The editorial team has a strong history of collaboration, and together they bring unique knowledge to the book. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Frequency-Following Response
  • Book Subtitle A Window into Human Communication
  • Editors Nina Kraus
    Samira Anderson
    Travis White-Schwoch
    Richard R. Fay
    Arthur N. Popper
  • Series Title Springer Handbook of Auditory Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Hdb.Auditory Res.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-47942-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-83865-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-47944-6
  • Series ISSN 0947-2657
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-1897
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 294
  • Number of Illustrations 34 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Otorhinolaryngology
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“This is a very good textbook on the neurophysiology of speech, hearing, understanding, & communication. The book spans clinical development of hearing from childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging in human and animals experimental subjects. … The book will be benefit auditory therapists, audiologists, speech and language therapists, and hearing researchers at all levels.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, June, 2018)