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Yost, William A.

Works: 28 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 3,186 library holdings
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Most widely held works about William A Yost
Most widely held works by William A Yost
Fundamentals of hearing : an introduction by William A Yost( Book )

68 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory text on hearing sciences includes auditory, anatomy, physiology, psychoacoustics, and perception content. It is one of only a few textbooks that covers all of hearing at an introductory level. A meaningful introduction to hearing for students and a wealth of data and facts related to hearing for the professional, it is heavily illustrated with over 200 figures. Each chapter concludes with a Supplement section with additional resources about topics covered. Appendices provide background information to enable full comprehension of content. It contains a complete Glossary of terms from the American Standards Institute, a combined subject/author index, and a comprehensive bibliography
Auditory perception of sound sources by William A Yost( )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Auditory Perception of Sound Sources covers higher-level auditory processes that are perceptual processes. The chapters describe how humans and other animals perceive the sounds that they receive from the many sound sources existing in the world. This book will provide an overview of areas of current research involved with understanding how sound-source determination processes operate. This book will focus on psychophysics and perception as well as being relevant to basic auditory research."--Jacket
Blackwell handbook of sensation and perception by E. Bruce Goldstein( )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-talk between psychophysics and physiology in the study of perception / E. Bruce Goldstein -- Principles of neural processing / Michael W. Levine -- Basic visual processes / Laura J. Frishman -- Color vision / James Gordon and Israel Abramov -- Visual space perception / H.A. Sedgwick -- Object perception / Mary A. Peterson -- The neuropsychology of visual object and space perception / Glyn W. Humphreys and M. Jane Riddoch -- Movement and event perception / Maggie Shiffrar -- Visual attention / Marvin M. Chun and Jeremy M. Wolfe -- Separate visual systems for action and perception / Melvyn A. Goodale and G. Keith Humphrey -- Pictorial perception and art / E. Bruce Goldstein -- Basic auditory processes / Brian C.J. Moore -- Auditory, localization and scene perception / William A. Yost -- Perception of music / W. Jay Dowling -- Speech perception and spoken word recognition : research and theory / Miranda Cleary and David B. Pisoni -- Cutaneous perception / Janet M. Weisenberger -- Olfaction / Beverly J. Cowart and Nancy E. Rawson -- Taste / Harry T. Lawless -- Perceptual development : vision / Jane Gwiazda and Eileen E. Birch -- Development of the auditory, gustatory, olfactory, and somatosensory Systems / Lynne A. Werner and Ilene L. Bernstein -- Brain mechanisms for synthesizing information from different sensory modalities / Barry E. Stein, Mark T. Wallace and Terrence R. Stanford -- Modularity in perception, its relation to cognition and knowledge / Ken Nakayama
Directional hearing by William A Yost( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and German and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the most creative scientists investigating directional hearing have contributed to this volume, providing a current and comprehensive overview of their work, their research problems, and the strategies they have used to solve them. They discuss many aspects of directional hearing from neuropsychological mechanisms underlying sound localization, through the variety of ways animals locate sound in space, to normal and pathological directional hearing in humans. This is a valuable source book for hearing scientists and clinicians, as well as for scientists without specialized background in spatial hearing, including psychologists, engineers, and biologists
Human psychophysics by Richard R Fay( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of comprehen­ sive and synthetic reviews of the fundamental topics in modern auditory research. The volumes are aimed at all individuals with interests in hear­ ing research including advanced graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and clinical investigators. The volumes are intended to introduce new investi­ gators to important aspects of hearing science and to help established investi­ gators to understand better the fundamental theories and data in fields of hearing that they may not normally follow closely. Each volume is intended to present a particular topic comprehensively, and each chapter will serve as a synthetic overview and guide to the lite­ rature. As such, the chapters present neither exhaustive data reviews nor original research that has not yet appeared in peer-reviewed journals. The volumes focus on topics that have developed a solid data and conceptual foundation rather than on those for which a literature is only beginning to develop. New research areas will be covered on a timely basis in the series as they begin to mature
Auditory system : physiology (CNS), behavioral studies, psychoacoustics by Moshe Abeles( )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nerve; subsequently, however, they concluded that the recordings had been from aberrant cells of the cochlear nucleus lying central to the glial margin of the VIII nerve (GALAMBOS and DAVIS, 1948). The first successful recordmgs from fibres of the cochlear nerve were made by TASAKI (1954) in the guinea pig. These classical but necessarily limited results were greatly extended by ROSE, GALAMBOS, and HUGHES (1959) in the cat cochlear nucleus and by KATSUKI and co-workers (KATSUKI et at. , 1958, 1961, 1962) in the cat and monkey cochlear nerve. Perhaps the most significant developments have been the introduction of techniques for precise control of the acoustic stimulus and the quantitative analysis of neuronal response patterns, notably by the laboratories of KIANG (e. g. GERSTEIN and KIANG, 1960; KIANG et at. , 1962b, 1965a, 1967) and ROSE (e. g. ROSE et at. , 1967; HIND et at. , 1967). These developments have made possible a large number of quanti­ tative investigations of the behaviour of representative numbers of neurons at these levels of the peripheral auditory system under a wide variety of stimulus conditions. Most of the findings discussed herein have been obtained on anaesthetized cats. Where comparative data are available, substantially similar results have been obtained in other mammalian species (e. g. guinea pig, monkey, rat). Certain significant differences have been noted in lizards, frogs and fish as would be expect­ ed from the different morphologies of their organs of hearing (e. g
Human Psychophysics by William A Yost( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents facts and theories concerning the major topics in detection, discrimination, and perception of sounds by humans. The six review articles provide an invaluable summary of our knowledge of psychophysics to students and established investigators in auditory research, including neuroscientists, behavioral scientists, and acoustical physicists/biophysicists
Classification of complex nonspeech sounds by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamentals of hearing : instructor's workbook by William A Yost( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic research in hearing : proceedings of the 1983 CHABA Symposium, 11-12 October 1983, Washington, D.C., National Research Council by CHABA Symposium( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tone-on-tone binaural masking by William A Yost( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determination of Multiple Sound Sources( )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-year research project had the basic aim of understanding the role of binaural hearing in the ability to segregate multiple sound sources in complex sound environments. There were four main projects undertaken over the past three years: (1) To determine the role of binaural cues in sound source identification, (2) To determine the role of spatial separation in processing amplitude modulation, (3) To develop and validate a paradigm for studying analytic and synthetic processing of multiple sound sources, (4) To investigate the role of echoes on the ability of listeners to locate and determine the sources of sound. We found that binaural cues do aid in sound source identification, but that the effects were much greater for three rather than for two sound sources. The ability to process amplitude modulation is aided, but only slightly so, by spatially separating the modulated sources. We developed SALT (Synthetic and Analytic Listening Task) for studying processing of multiple sounds and we validated its use in several binaural and one amplitude modulation experiments. We showed that it is the temporal rather than the spectral properties of a sound and its echo that give rise to the pitch that arises when an echo colors the perception of the original sound source. And we have begun a study of the break down of echo suppression by developing a new set of techniques to study echo suppression as it relates to localization
Fundamentals of hearing : an introduction by William A Yost( Recording )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This is a] text for explaining the fundamentals of acoustics and hearing science for undergraduate communication studies majors. [This text] proves and ... comprehensive treatment of the basic aspects of hearing. [It is a] text and reference for students of hearing. [It is an] introductory text on hearing sciences that includes auditory, anatomy, physiology, psychoacoustics, and perception content. [It] covers all of hearing at an introductory level.-Back cover
Auditory Processing of Complex Sounds Across Frequency Channels( )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our work has centered on the discovery of the MDI or Modulation Detection Interference phenomenon, in which the modulation properties of tonal components in multi-tone complexes can not be processed when all the tones are modulated at the same low modulation rate as well as when the tones are not modulated or when the modulation rates differ for different components. We have argued that MDI results from the fact that the coherent modulation of all of the components fuse them into a single auditory image, and since coherent modulation was the basis of the perceptual fusion, temporal modulation for any one tone is not easily processed. We recently tested a corollary to this assumption. That is, when tonal complexes are fused into an auditory image based on coherent temporal modulation and MDI occurs, can subjects still process other attributes of the tones (e.g. changes in frequency and intensity) since these other attributes were not the basis for the tones being fused into a single image
Audition( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Graduate Student Research Sound Source Determination( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The objective of this report is to better understand the role of binaural processing in complex multi-sound source acoustic environments. Dr Grange worked on the topic of binaural pitch, sometimes called Huggins pitch
Interaural time vs. interaural intensity in a laternalization paradigm( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sound Source Localization and Speech Understanding in Complex Listening Environments by Single-sided Deaf Listeners After Cochlear Implantation( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Objective: To assess improvements in sound source localization and speech understanding in complex listening environments after unilateral cochlear implantation for single-sided deafness (SSD). Study Design: Nonrandomized, open, prospective case series. Setting: Tertiary referral center. Patients: Nine subjects with a unilateral cochlear implant (CI) for SSD (SSD-CI) were tested. Reference groups for the task of sound source localization included young (n = 45) and older (n = 12) normal-hearing (NH) subjects and 27 bilateral CI (BCI) subjects. Intervention: Unilateral cochlear implantation. Main Outcome Measures: Sound source localization was tested with 13 loudspeakers in a 180 arc in front of the subject. Speech understanding was tested with the subject seated in an 8-loudspeaker sound system arrayed in a 360-degree pattern. Directionally appropriate noise, originally recorded in a restaurant, was played from each loudspeaker. Speech understanding in noise was tested using the Azbio sentence test and sound source localization quantified using root mean square error. Results: All CI subjects showed poorer-than-normal sound source localization. SSD-CI subjects showed a bimodal distribution of scores: six subjects had scores near the mean of those obtained by BCI subjects, whereas three had scores just outside the 95th percentile of NH listeners. Speech understanding improved significantly in the restaurant environment when the signal was presented to the side of the CI. Conclusion: Cochlear implantation for SSD can offer improved speech understanding in complex listening environments and improved sound source localization in both children and adults. On tasks of sound source localization, SSD-CI patients typically perform as well as BCI patients and, in some cases, achieve scores at the upper boundary of normal performance
Complex Sound Processing: An Interdisciplinary Approach( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Complex sounds describe most of the sounds that are perceived in our everyday life. However, most of our present knowledge is required about the neural process studying simple sounds. More knowledge is required about the neural processing of complex signals and about how animals process similar complex sounds. This proposal was to purchase two real-time, high-speed data acquisition computers similar to the one used for the human perception research at the Parmly Hearing Institute. These computers, MASSCOMPs, will be used to generate stimuli and to analyze behavioral and neurophysiological response. The research in these projects involves the human perception of complex stimuli, and combined animal behavior and neurophysiological measures of some of these stimuli, and combined animal behavior and neurophysiological measures of some of these stimuli. The physiological studies include measurements within the eighth nerve and at the level of the cochlear nucleus of the auditory system. In order to relate these measures to the animal's ability to process these stimuli a series of animal behavioral studies are described. The addition of these computer was essential for the full benefit of a multidisciplinary study of the processing of complex sounds. Keywords: Complex sound processing, Hearing, Psychophysics, Physiology
Binaural Processing of Complex Stimuli( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sounds produced by acoustic sources are localized and detected on the basis of differences in the time of arrival between the two ears and differences in the levels at the two ears. Most real world sounds are spectrally complex, consisting of energy distributed across many frequencies. In general, the auditory system must make judgments regarding the location of acoustic sources on the basis of these interaural differences, even though their distribution across frequency may be quite complex. This proposal has sought to understand the processes by which the binaural auditory system combines interaural information across the spectrum. The auditory system is spectrally synthetic, averaging information across the frequency domain, when the signal consists of relatively few components. Under these circumstances, the system behaves as though all components arise from the same spatial location
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Auditory perception of sound sources
Auditory perception of sound sourcesBlackwell handbook of sensation and perceptionHuman psychophysicsFundamentals of hearing : instructor's workbook
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