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In response to the request about Psychology of Music courses, mine is not
exactly on that topic, but on auditory perception. Here is the course
information and a daily schedule. I hope it is helpful.
Auditory Perception (204-501A)
Revised May 10, 1991
Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in perception
or permission of instructor
Instructor: Albert S. Bregman
Department of Psychology, Stewart Biology Building
Room W8/33c, Telephone: 398-6103
Evaluation by letter grade, based on:
40% Final test
45% Project, including:
(a) oral presentation,
(b) written report OR computer/audio demonstration,
(c) Xeroxed reading for class (due 2 weeks in advance).
15% Class participation
Moore, B.C.J. An introduction to the psychology of hearing. Academic Press,
1982. (McLennan Library BF251 M66x 1989)
Bregman, A.S. Auditory Scene Analysis. MIT Press: 1990.
(McLennan Library QP465 B74 1990)
Reprints of journal articles will be assigned by the instructor or by students
doing projects. Xeroxes will be distributed in class.
The following book contains related material and is on reserve in the Redpath
Handel, S. Listening. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1989.
(McLennan Library BF251 H27 1989)
Laboratory: Rooms W8/13-17. Students will be able to use it to prepare
audio demonstrations if they choose that option as part of their project.
It should be used at "off-peak" hours, whenever possible.
SCHEDULE OF TOPICS - FALL 1991
Rev. September 2, 1991
In the following items, the code preceding the colon tells where the
information can be found.
M1, M2, etc., means Moore chapter 1, Moore chapter 2, etc.
B1, B2, etc., means Bregman chapter 1, Bregman chapter 2, etc.
LN means Lecture Notes
H refers to a class handout
CD audio demo from Compact disk "Auditory demonstrations"
3 LN: Introduction to course, Permissions
H: Course Information, Schedule, Redpath reserve list
5 B1: Intro to Auditory Scene Analysis
.. TAPE: Intro talk.
10 M1: The nature of sound, filters, space, interference,
Harmonics, Beats, Phase, Fourier analysis
.. File WAVES
.. CD #1 Cancelled harmonics
12 M1: The nature of sound and recording (continued)
H: Project description and topics
.. File ANALYSIS, SAMPLING
.. CD #5. (12-16) Filtered noise
17 M1: The structure of the auditory system
.. File AUD-SYS
M2: Units & Scales of loudness & pitch
.. File LOUDNESS (WAS NOT ABLE TO FINISH IN 1991)
.. CD #4 (8-11) Decibel scale
.. CD #6 (17-18) Frequency response of the ear
.. #7 (19-20) Loudness scaling
.. #8 (21) Temporal integration
.. #17 (33) Difference limen or JND
.. #34 (68-69) Aural combination tones (but complicated;
.. read the description first)
19 B2: Sequential Integration by frequency & time
Effects of sequential integration
.. File SEQ
.. Demos from my own lab
24 M3: Frequency Selectivity (critical bands) & Masking
H: What am I responsible for?
.. File MASKING
.. CD #2 (2-6) critical bands by masking
.. CD #3 (7) Critical bands by loudness compensation
.. CD #9 (22) Asymmetry of masking by pulsed tones
.. IN 1991, BY THIS TIME I WAS .5 LECTURE BEHIND AND HAD TO LEAVE
.. OUT BITS AS I WENT ALONG
26 M4: Pitch
LN: Spectral vs virtual pitch
.. CD #12 (27-28) Dependence of pitch on intensity
.. #13 (29) Pitch salience & tone duration
.. #14 (30) Influence of masking noise on pitch
.. #20 (37) Virtual pitch
.. #21 (38-39) Shift of virtual pitch
.. #22 (40-42) Masking spectral and virtual pitch
.. #23 (43-45) Virtual pitch with random harmonics
.. #25 (48) Analytic vs synthetic pitch
1 B2: Sequential integration by pitch & timbre
LN: What is timbre?
B8: Sections on sequential integration
.. CD #19 (36) Pitch streaming
3 B3: Spectral integration: harmonicity, continued harmonicity
LN: AM & Comodulation release
.. CHECK ON TOPICS OF TALKS
8 B3: Effects of spectral integration
.. NOT REALLY ENOUGH TO SAY FOR A LECTURE ON EFFECTS OF SPECTRAL
.. INTEGRATION SO I WINGED IT BY TALKING ABOUT ALL KINDS OF
.. CAPTURING, E.G., GLIDES, RATIOS, ETC, FOLLOWING THE BREGMAN
.. DEMO TAPE.
.. Punita's demo of mistuned partials
.. Bregman demo tape #26 - ABCD experiment
.. Bregman demo tape #27 - Halpern glides
.. Bregman demo tape #28 - Steiger (capturing of glides)
.. Bregman demo tape #30 - decomposition by amplitude envelope
.. Bregman demo tape #31 - capturing by continued ratios.
.. Bregman demo tape #38 - Doehring capturing glides inside a harmoni
.. McAdams demos
B8: Sections on sequential integration
.. THE FOLLOWING WERE INTERESTING BUT DIDN'T FIT IN HERE VERY WELL.
.. CD #28 (53) Effect of spectrum on timbre
.. CD #29 (54-56) Effect of tone envelope on timbre
.. CD #30 (57) Change in timbre with transposition
10 B3: Apparent continuity
.. Wenner-Gren talk & demo
.. CD #11 (26) Pulsation threshold
15 M5: Space perception: Behaviour of sound in space, binaural
cues, organizational cues. Related reading: Handel Ch. 3
.. File SPACE1
.. CD #35 (70) Effect of echoes
.. #37 (72-74) Binaural lateralization
.. HANDOUT: DELAY.TBL (for those doing lab)
17 B2: Sequential segregation by space, Deutch illusions
B3: Spectral segregation by space (BMLD, Pitch by delay, etc.)
.. File SPACE2
.. CD #38 (75-79) Masking level differences
.. #39 (80) Deutsch's octave illusion
22 M7: Structure of Speech Sounds
Supplementary: Handel, Ch. 5.
.. File SPEECH1 (long)
24 B6: Organization of speech sounds (pitch, space, harmonicity,
.. See Figures in Spectral integration folder (FM under a spectral en
.. File SPEECH2
.. Bregman demo tape examples (see notes)
29 LN: Speech: Unique speech mode of perception?
Categorical perception, Context effects
.. File SPEECH3 (long)
.. Covered most of this material in a single 1.5 hr session
31 B7: Speech: Unique speech mode of perception?
.. (Liberman's paper & my paper?)
5 B7: Lab Demonstration of speech processing
.. Didn't need 3 lectures for this topic
7 ST: 2 student talks
Virginia Penhune - Rhythm
Julian Lee - Pitch
.. PREPARE STUDY QUESTIONS FOR CLASS
12 ST: 2 student talks
Noam Routtenberg - Perceptual restoration
Douglas McKinnie - masking
14 ST: 2 student talks
Samir Shah - Hair cells
Michelle Bourassa - Distortion & pitch
19 LN: Music Perception (scales, dissonance, Krumhansl, Bharucha)
H: Hearing curves and the piano keyboard.
.. File MUSIC
.. CD #15 (31) Octave matching
.. #16 (32) Stretched & compressed scales
.. #27 (52) Shepard tones. (cicularity of pitch judgements)
.. #31 (58-61) Tones and tuning with stretched partials
.. IN OREGON
21 B5: Primitive grouping in music
.. IN CALIFORNIA
26 ST: 2 student talks
John La Porte - Vertical Localization
Arnaud Giret - Distance perception
28 ST: 1 student talk
Martine Turgeon - Apparent continuity
3 Review and questions about exam