I've faced a similar problem in putting together a course in music perception for upper level undergrads. My advice is to work topically--so, for example, if you want to talk about the place theory of pitch perception, then there are obvious papers/sources. In my analogous cases, as I wanted to talk about categorical perception of pitch, we read Dixon and Ward; JNDs for duration, we read Hirsch, and so forth.
Organizing one's syllabus this way leads not only to important/classic readings (the "usual suspects") but also allows you to pull in a recent paper or two which builds upon the classic work.
P.S. I probably don't need to point out that Brian Moore's book on *The Psychology of Hearing* is an excellent secondary source.
On Apr 11, 2009, at 9:22 AM, David Schwartz wrote:
Dear list members,
I'm looking for a collection of core/classic readings in auditory perception to use for an upper level undergrad course I'm teaching in the fall. I have in mind something analogous to the visual perception collection Steve Yantis edited (http://www.amazon.com/Visual-Perception-Key-Readings-Cognition/dp/0863775985/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1239459553&sr=1-1). Does such a book exist? If not, what would you consider the ~10 most important readings in the history of auditory perception research (aside, of course, from your own publications).