Speech Processing in the Auditory System

  • Steven Greenberg
  • William A. Ainsworth
  • Arthur N. Popper
  • Richard R. Fay

Part of the Springer Handbook of Auditory Research book series (SHAR, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Steven Greenberg, William A. Ainsworth
    Pages 1-62
  3. Carlos Avendaño, Li Deng, Hynek Hermansky, Ben Gold
    Pages 63-100
  4. Alan Palmer, Shihab Shamma
    Pages 163-230
  5. Peter Assmann, Quentin Summerfield
    Pages 231-308
  6. Nelson Mogran, Hervé Bourlard, Hynek Hermansky
    Pages 309-338
  7. Brent Edwards
    Pages 339-421
  8. Graeme Clark
    Pages 422-462
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 463-476

About this book


Although speech is the primary behavioral medium by which humans communicate, its auditory basis is poorly understood, having profound implications on efforts to ameliorate the behavioral consequences of hearing impairment and on the development of robust algorithms for computer speech recognition. In this volume, the authors provide an up-to-date synthesis of recent research in the area of speech processing in the auditory system, bringing together a diverse range of scientists to present the subject from an interdisciplinary perspective. Of particular concern is the ability to understand speech in uncertain, potentially adverse acoustic environments, currently the bane of both hearing aid and speech recognition technology. There is increasing evidence that the perceptual stability characteristic of speech understanding is due, at least in part, to elegant transformations of the acoustic signal performed by auditory mechanisms. As a comprehensive review of speech's auditory basis, this book will interest physiologists, anatomists, psychologists, phoneticians, computer scientists, biomedical and electrical engineers, and clinicians.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Steven Greenberg
    • 1
  • William A. Ainsworth
    • 2
  • Arthur N. Popper
    • 3
  • Richard R. Fay
    • 4
  1. 1.The Speech InstituteBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Communication and NeuroscienceKeele UniversityKeeleUK
  3. 3.Department of Biology and Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Program and Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of HearingUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  4. 4.Department of Psychology and Parmly Hearing InstituteLoyola University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-00590-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-21575-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-2657
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