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Yost, William A.

Works: 29 works in 150 publications in 2 languages and 3,153 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 )

63 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 1,525 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 565 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. Contents: Perceiving Sound Sources: An Overview William A. Yost Human Sound Source Identification Robert A. Lutfi Size Information in the Production and Perception of Communication Sounds Roy D. Patterson, David R. R. Smith, Ralph van Dinther, and Tom Walters The role of memory in auditory perception Laurent Demany, and Catherine Semal Auditory Attention and Filters Ervin R. Hafter, Anastasios Sarampalis, and Psyche Loui Informational masking Gerald Kidd Jr., Christine R. Mason, Virginia M. Richards, Frederick J. Gallun, and Nathaniel I. Durlach Effects of harmonicity and regularity on the perception of sound sources Robert P. Carlyon, and Hedwig E. Gockel Spatial Hearing and Perceiving Sources Christopher J. Darwin Envelope Processing and Sound-Source Perception Stanley Sheft Speech as a Sound Source Andrew J. Lotto, and Sarah C. Sullivan Sound Source Perception and Stream Segregation in Non-human Vertebrate Animals Richard R. Fay About the editors: William A. Yost, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology, Adjunct Professor of Hearing Sciences of the Parmly Hearing Institute, and Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology at Loyola University of Chicago. Arthur N. Popper is Professor in the Department of Biology and Co-Director of the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing at the University of Maryland, College Park. Richard R. Fay is Director of the Parmly Hearing Institute and Professor of Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago. About the series: The Springer Handbook of Auditory Research presents a series of synthetic reviews of fundamental topics dealing with auditory systems. Each volume is independent and authoritative; taken as a set, this series is the definitive resource in the field
Blackwell handbook of perception by E. Bruce Goldstein( )

10 editions published between 2001 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 266 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 265 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 51 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 44 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 Undetermined 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

We have completed the final construction of the sound-deaden listening room and the digital library of stored words, numbers, and letters, from nine English speaking males. We conducted pilot experiments on 20 subjects listening to one and two sound sources at a time. The results of the pilot experiments indicated that the sound room was well calibrated and allowed us to determine that a few of the words, letters, and numbers should be recorded. In addition the pilot experiment suggested a few modification to our protocol. The new utterances have been recorded, the protocol modifications made, and a new set of 10 subjects were tested. The results from this additional set indicated that we had a good listening room, set of utterances, and procedure. From October until January of 1993 we will test the headphone listening protocol making adjustments were necessary. We plan to collect data in the full experiment starting late January 1994
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

The research supported by this grant is directed towards gaining an understanding how the auditory system processes complex sounds. The results of binaural psychophysical experiments in human subjects suggest (1) that spectrally synthetic binaural processing is the rule when the number of components in the tone complex are relatively few (less than 10) and there are no dynamic binaural cues to aid segregation of the target from the background, and (2) that waveforms having large effective envelope depths are on the average more easily lateralized than those having small effective envelope depths. Psychophysical experiments in human subjects using sinusoidally amplitude modulated narrowband noises and complex patterns of modulation of tonal carriers have been directed toward understanding auditory object perception. Results from experiments and theoretical modelling suggest that slow temporal modulation of different spectral components can be used by the auditory system to fuse these components into one auditory image. The results of psychophysical experiments show that the effects of noise bandwidth on intensity discrimination of noise in chinchillas are similar to data from human subjects; the results can be accounted for by a modification of the ideal energy detector. Neurophysiological experiments have been directed at gaining an understanding of how auditory neurons encode pitch related information in the temporal properties of discharge. The results show that a temporal representation at the level of the cochlear nucleus can account for some, but not of the pitches of rippled noise. Auditory processing, hearing, complex sounds, psychophysics, neurophysiology
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
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

Audition( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined 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 perceptionHuman psychophysicsFundamentals of hearing : instructor's workbook
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