Auditory Neuroscience – From Sound to Music


An exploration of how sound is processed in brain, providing an introduction to stages of information processing from ears to auditory cortex and beyond. Methods of data acquisition (e.g., fMRI, electrophysiology, psychoacoustics) are introduced along with their advantages and pitfalls. Sound and auditory perception are discussed, starting with basic properties such as frequency, loudness, pitch, and timbre, progressing to human speech and music. A textbook, primary research papers and scholarly reviews are assigned. An interest in all forms of sound and music and completion of NEUROSCI 201 or NEUROSCI 212 are strongly recommended. One course.

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