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New Textbook "Auditory Neuroscience"

Dear List,

I am pleased to announce that MIT Press will be launching a new
textbook which is likely to be of interest to list members at the
upcoming Society for Neuroscience Conference in San Diego (Nov
13-17).. It is entitled

"Auditory Neuroscience - Making Sense of Sound"

The book, authored by Eli Nelken, Andy King and yours truly, aims to
provide a highly readable and up to date synopsis of hearing research
that is suitable as a textbook for a 2nd year undergraduate course in
neuroscience, psychology or audiology, or for self study by graduates
or researchers who are entering the field of hearing research from
other disciplines and need to get a quick, integrated overview. Its
eight chapters cover the following topics:

fundamentals of acoustics and signal processing,
neurobiology of the ear,
psychology and physiology of pitch perception,
neural processing of vocalizations and speech,
spatial hearing,
auditory scene analysis,
development & plasticity of the auditory system,
hearing aids and cochlear implants.

We will be basing an Auditory Neuroscience course module as part of
our new neuroscience undergraduate degree at Oxford on this book.

A web site with multimedia content to accompany the book is nearing
completion at

The book is available to pre-order at a 30% discount from the MIT web
site http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12292

To get a 30% discount, enter discount code


This code is valid until mid December 2010 only.

Prof Shihab Shamma had the following nice things to say about this new book:

"This book is unique in its elegant unification of a broad view of the
fundamentals of hearing with a highly sophisticated account of the
current state of auditory neuroscience. Each chapter is a
self-contained, coherent, and comprehensive account of a major
attribute or function of hearing that takes the reader through an
exciting journey of discovery, beginning with basic definitions and
ending with a balanced critique of the diverse opinions and ideas that
are typical of a lively field of investigation. In such a scientific
endeavor, this book is a valuable guide for the novice and the expert

Best wishes,


Dr Jan Schnupp
University of Oxford
Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics
Sherrington Building - Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PT - UK