UE431 - Auditory Perception (COGSCI 307)


Lieu et planning


  • ENS-Ulm
    45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris
    1er semestre / hebdomadaire, vendredi 14:00-17:00
    du 17 septembre 2021 au 14 janvier 2022


Description


Dernière modification : 18 juin 2021 14:45

Type d'UE
Enseignements fondamentaux de master
Domaine
-
Disciplines
Psychologie et sciences cognitives
Page web
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q0mQWY271ypqXOitYhlc2PIARBrViLGNO7B9nzGH908/edit 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-
Intervenant·e·s

How do we follow a conversation in a busy café, or recognize a long-time favourite melody from a musical piece we may not have heard for years? Even though these feats seem natural and effortless to most of us, the acoustic problems to be solved are dauntingly complex. Starting from a description of the acoustic signal and historical attempts to quantify auditory perception, we will cover classic issues such as detection thresholds, masking, pitch, timbre, to progress towards more recent strands of investigation, such as computational models of auditory processing, the consequences of hearing impairment, scene analysis, neural plasticity, memory, attention, speech coding, and music. The aim of such a broad overview, combined with the personal work from students based on discussions of recent publications, is to become aware of the many open and exciting research questions addressed by the field, and to be technically and conceptually equipped to delve more deeply into some of them if needed.

 

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand and interpret visual representations of sounds

  • Describe the basic functional anatomy of the auditory system

  • Outline classic findings about auditory perception

  • Understand the effects of cochlear damage and ageing on human auditory processing

  • Know how music perception is studied within a cognitive neuroscience perspective

  • Know how behavioural and neuroscience techniques such as EEG, MEG, fMRI, animal electrophysiology, modelling, can be applied to study auditory perception

  • Discuss current topics of investigation and controversy about auditory perception

  • Most importantly: be able to read and understand recent publications in the field, replace them into context, appraise their significance, and outline the perspectives opened.


Master


  • Séminaires de tronc commun – Sciences cognitives – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – Travail écrit + oral

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
-
Informations pratiques
-
Direction de travaux des étudiants

Written essay discussing a recent published paper  (50%)

Oral presentation discussing a recent published paper, on a different sub-topic from the written essay (50%)

Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

The course is interdisciplinary (Psychology, Neuroscience, Modelling) but with no formal pre-requisites, so that students from any backgrounds within the Cogmaster are most welcome (including from the other Majors, Philosophy or Linguistics). The content is more appropriate for M2s. Personalised advice in terms of textbooks or introductory reviews will be provided on request if students feel they are lacking on specific aspects needed to follow the course.

Dernière modification : 18 juin 2021 14:45

Type d'UE
Enseignements fondamentaux de master
Domaine
-
Disciplines
Psychologie et sciences cognitives
Page web
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q0mQWY271ypqXOitYhlc2PIARBrViLGNO7B9nzGH908/edit 
Langues
anglais
Mots-clés
Sciences cognitives
Aires culturelles
-
Intervenant·e·s

How do we follow a conversation in a busy café, or recognize a long-time favourite melody from a musical piece we may not have heard for years? Even though these feats seem natural and effortless to most of us, the acoustic problems to be solved are dauntingly complex. Starting from a description of the acoustic signal and historical attempts to quantify auditory perception, we will cover classic issues such as detection thresholds, masking, pitch, timbre, to progress towards more recent strands of investigation, such as computational models of auditory processing, the consequences of hearing impairment, scene analysis, neural plasticity, memory, attention, speech coding, and music. The aim of such a broad overview, combined with the personal work from students based on discussions of recent publications, is to become aware of the many open and exciting research questions addressed by the field, and to be technically and conceptually equipped to delve more deeply into some of them if needed.

 

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand and interpret visual representations of sounds

  • Describe the basic functional anatomy of the auditory system

  • Outline classic findings about auditory perception

  • Understand the effects of cochlear damage and ageing on human auditory processing

  • Know how music perception is studied within a cognitive neuroscience perspective

  • Know how behavioural and neuroscience techniques such as EEG, MEG, fMRI, animal electrophysiology, modelling, can be applied to study auditory perception

  • Discuss current topics of investigation and controversy about auditory perception

  • Most importantly: be able to read and understand recent publications in the field, replace them into context, appraise their significance, and outline the perspectives opened.

  • Séminaires de tronc commun – Sciences cognitives – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – Travail écrit + oral
Contacts additionnels
-
Informations pratiques
-
Direction de travaux des étudiants

Written essay discussing a recent published paper  (50%)

Oral presentation discussing a recent published paper, on a different sub-topic from the written essay (50%)

Réception des candidats
-
Pré-requis

The course is interdisciplinary (Psychology, Neuroscience, Modelling) but with no formal pre-requisites, so that students from any backgrounds within the Cogmaster are most welcome (including from the other Majors, Philosophy or Linguistics). The content is more appropriate for M2s. Personalised advice in terms of textbooks or introductory reviews will be provided on request if students feel they are lacking on specific aspects needed to follow the course.

  • ENS-Ulm
    45 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris
    1er semestre / hebdomadaire, vendredi 14:00-17:00
    du 17 septembre 2021 au 14 janvier 2022