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Thinking in Sound: The Cognitive Psychology of Human Audition

Stephen McAdams and Emmanuel Bigand


The realm of auditory cognition is beginning to affirm itself as a new research orientation. Until now, no volume has existed that covers in a didactic fashion the whole range of subjects in this domain. To rectify this situation, a special tutorial workshop organized by the French Acoustical Society was held at IRCAM, the music research institute founded by Pierre Boulez. Specialists in perceptual organization, memory, attention, music psychology, neuropsychology, and developmental psychology were invited from Europe and North America. The chapters of this book present the materials from thei ... More

Keywords: auditory cognition, French Acoustical Society, IRCAM, Pierre Boulez, perceptual organization, memory, attention, music psychology, neuropsychology, developmental psychology

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Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198522577
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen McAdams, editor

Emmanuel Bigand, editor
Université de Bourgogne, Dijon

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