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Re: Core readings in auditory perception

  There are indeed some real nuggets in Harris' Preface that begin his Forty Germinal Papers in Human Hearing.  Here is the opening paragraph.

"It is customary on occasions such as this to define the diners for whom the feast is spread.  I had two types of reader in mind.  One is he who loves to lie in a hammock in his orchard of a summer afternoon, a glass of switchel in one hand and a good book on psychoacoustics in the other.  In such a fructiparous setting, who would not relish leafing and re-leafing the pages of the first memorable volumes of the Acoustical Society journal, or one of Seashore's charming Iowa Monographs of 1899 on the psychology of music."

It just gets better from there on.

By the way, I have Douglas Creelman's copy of this book, which I found at a used book store several years ago.  Doug: Why did you part with this gem?

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Subject: Re: Core readings in auditory perception

Dear David,

The only one I know of is the rather outdated collection, with a 
charmingly eccentric introduction,  by J. Donald Harris, entitled 
something like "Forty Germinal Papers in Hearing".
I doubt, though, that Amazon have it in stock...



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).
> Thanks.
> David

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