Re: Losing AP and Sachs, and ASA (Peter Lennox )

Subject: Re: Losing AP and Sachs, and ASA
From:    Peter Lennox  <P.Lennox@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 24 Apr 2008 10:04:47 +0100

On the 'side-blindness' (hemispheric neglect) which also brings up the interesting phenomenon of 'blindsight' (items in the neglected locations can be properly interacted with, though no conscious report of the item occurs) - we had this discussion a few years ago - in the form of the question 'is there an auditory equivalent - to neglect and to blindsight?' - but we didn't really come up with anything conclusive. Quite agree that ASA would have been a welcome inclusion (I'm sure the author would actually be open to the suggestion) regards ppl Dr. Peter Lennox S.P.A.R.G. Signal Processing Applications Research Group University of Derby Int. tel: 3155 >>> Kevin Austin <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxx> 04/23/08 3:04 PM >>> On page 123 of Musicophilia, Oliver Sachs writes of his patient Frank V who loses his AP after the rupture of an aneurysm. There is also earlier in the book the description of a person who loses much of the ability to integrate sound, being left with high levels of streaming (only). I am quite surprised that he appears not to have any references to ASA, auditory scene analysis or Bregman. In a previous book Sachs describes 'side-blindedness', a condition where some things simply aren't "seen" when they are in certain locations. I understand that Musicophilia is a laypersons' introduction, but feel there is a referential laguna which would provide much context were it to be in this book. Best Kevin

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