Developmental Psychoacoustics

Pages: 363
Item #: 4318210
ISBN: 978-1-55798-159-2
List Price: $9.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $9.95
Copyright: 1992
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.
Written by experts in hearing, perceptual development, and psychophysics, this book draws attention to the importance of understanding the sensory capacities of infants and children.
Table of Contents

List of Contributors


I. Developmental Psychoacoustics: Current Progress

  1. Sources of Developmental Change in Auditory Sensitivity
    —Bruce A. Schneider and Sandra E. Trehub
  2. Interpreting Developmental Psychoacoustics
    —Lynne A. Werner
  3. Interactions Between Sensory and Nonsensory Factors in the Responses of Newborn Birds to Sound
  4. Individual Differences in Auditory Capability Among Preschool Children
    —Frederic Wightman and Prudence Allen
  5. The Development of Spatial Hearing in Human Infants
    —Rachel K. Clifton
  6. Infants' Perception of Low Pitch
    —Marsha G. Clarkson

II. Interpretative Issues in Developmental Psychoacoustics

  1. Issues in Infant Psychoacoustics
    —Neal F. Viemeister and Robert S. Schlauch
  2. Statistical Properties of 500-Trial Infant Psychometric Functions
    —Davida Y. Teller, Corinne Mar, and Karen L. Preston
  3. Optics, Receptors, and Spatial Vision in Human Infants
    —Martin S. Banks

III. Developmental Psychoacoustics in the Context of Hearing Science

  1. The Refinement of Auditory Form and Function During Development
    —Dan H. Sanes
  2. Developmental Considerations in Binaural Hearing Experiments
    —Constantine Trahiotis
  3. Psychoacoustics and Speech Perception: Internal Standards, Perceptual Anchors, and Prototypes
    —Patricia K. Kuhl
  4. Bridging the Gap Between Developmental Psychoacoustics and Pediatric Audiology
    —Arlene Earley Carney


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Lynne A. Werner and Edwin W. Rubel, colleagues at the University of Washington, organized and hosted the Developmental Psychoacoustics Conference, which took place in August 1991 in Seattle.

Lynne Werner (formerly Lynne Werner Olsho) is associate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. She received a PhD in experimental psychology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1980. Her primary research interest is human auditory development. Werner developed an observer-based psychoacoustic procedure that has proven useful in exploring the development of frequency resolution, frequency discrimination, and temporal resolution in human infants.

Ed Rubel is professor in the Department of Otolaryngology. He received a PhD in physiological psychology from Michigan State University in 1969. His research uses behavioral, neurophysiological, and anatomical methods to study the development of auditory information processing, neuroembryology of the auditory system, hair cell regeneration, and the effects of experience on brain development in laboratory animals.