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HST.723J/9.285J - Neural Coding and Perception of Sound

Spring 2012

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Grade and assignments

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Bibliography

Instructors

Bertrand Delgutte       617-573-3876         Email          MEEI 422A

M. Christian Brown     617-573-3875         Email          MEEI 422E

Donald K. Eddington    617-573-3766        Email           MEEI 4th floor

John J. Guinan, Jr.     617-573-4236         Email           MEEI 422F  

Jennifer R. Melcher     617-573-4212        Email            MEEI 422D

Daniel B. Polley           617-573-3745        Email            MEEI 4th Floor 

Guest Lecturers

Daniel Bendor    617-252-1841        Email       MIT 46-5233

Mitchell Day      617-573-3745         Email      MEEI 4th Floor

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham  617-353-5764    Email        Room 311, 677 Beacon St., Boston

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Schedule

Lectures:  MW 9:30-11:30am, E51-061

Labs:  Times to be arranged in lab facility at MEEI or MIT

Final Exam: Monday May 21, 9am-noon, in Room 12-142

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Grade and Assignments

The assignments in this class consist of 5 written theme discussion reports, 2 written laboratory reports, oral paper presentations, and reading of 25-30 papers.  In addition, there will be a final examination.  Your overall grade will be based approximately on the following:

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30%     Final exam

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35%    Written theme discussion reports

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20%    Laboratory reports

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15%    Oral paper presentations and class participation

Theme discussion reports are due one week after the last discussion session for the theme.  

Laboratory reports are due one week after the lab session.  

Late assignments will not be accepted.

The theme reports and oral paper presentations are unusual assignments that you may be unfamiliar with.  The following links are meant to help you prepare effective reports and presentations:

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Guidelines for writing Theme Reports

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Guidelines for Oral Paper Presentations

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Sample Final Exams 2008 2009 2011

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Bibliography

Basics

  1. Pickles JO (1988).  An introduction to the physiology of hearing. 3rd edition.  Academic: London.
  2. Moore BCJ (2003).  An introduction to the psychology of hearing. 5th edition.  Academic: London.

Psychophysics

  1. Hartmann WM (1997).  Signals, sounds and sensationAIP Press: Woodbury, NY.

  2. Plack C. (2010).  The Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science: Hearing.  Oxford.

Peripheral Physiology

  1. Fuchs P (2010).  Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science The Ear.  Oxford.
  2. Geisler CD (1998).  From sound to synapseOxford UP: New York.

Central Physiology

  1. Rees A and Palmer A. (2010). The Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science: The Auditory Brain.  Oxford.
  2. Oertel D, Fay RR, and Popper AN (2002).  Integrative functions in the mammalian auditory pathway.  Springer-Verlag: New York.

Mathematical Models

  1. Meddis R, Lopez-Poveda E, Fay RR, Popper A. (2010) Computational Models of the Auditory System  Springer-Verlag: New York.