The Ear Club


Fall 1998

Unless otherwise stated, talks are at 4:00 in the Beach Room (3105 Tolman Hall) at UC Berkeley

8/31 Frederic Theunissen
Department of Psychology
U.C.Berkeley
 "Song-selective auditory neurons in the avian forebrain"
 
9/7 LABOR DAY  
9/14 Brent Edwards
ReSound, Corp
Redwood City, CA
 "The evolution of signal processing and its application to the modern hearing aid"

 
9/21 Dan Ellis
International Computer Science Inst.
Berkeley
"The ICSI 1998 Broadcast News speech recognition project"

 
9/28 Monita Chatterjee
House Ear Institute
Los Angeles
"Electrically stimulated auditory perception"
 
9/29
Tuesday
Dennis McFadden
Department of Psychology
University of Texas, Austin
SPECIAL TALK in Psychology
 "What the Auditory System Can Tell Us about Human Development and Sexual Differentiation"

 
10/5 Srikantan Nagarajan
Keck Center
U.C.SanFrancisco
"Representation and learning of spatio-temporal perceptual phenomena"
10/9
Friday
Ilse Christine Gebeshuber
University of Technology
Vienna, Austria
SPECIAL TALK at ICSI
 "Stochastic and Deterministic Influences on the Peripheral Coding of Auditory Signals"
 
10/12 David Wessel
Department of Music/CNMAT
U.C.Berkeley
"Sound Spatialization and Related Issues at the Intersection of Music and Science"
10/19 Dan Levitin
CCRMA
Stanford
"The perception of cross-modal simultaniety --The Greenwich Observatory Problem revisited"
 
10/26 Mark Konishi
Department of Behavior and Biology
Caltech
"Brain mechanisms for sound localization in owls"
 
11/2 Nelson Morgan
International Computer Science Inst.
Berkeley
 "Using Multiple Streams for Automatic Speech Recognition"
11/9 Robert Shannon
House Ear Institute
Los Angeles
"Effects of spectral and amplitude distortion on consonant and vowel recognition"
 
11/16 Eric Young
Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University Medical
"Parallel channels in the auditory brainstem"
 
11/23 Christopher deCharms
Keck Crnter
U.C.San Francisco
"The Cortical Representation of Sound by Individual Neurons and Populations"
 

Spring 1999

1/25 Frederic Theunissen
Department of Psychology
U.C.Berkeley
 "Spectral-Temporal receptive fields of auditory neurons in the avian homologue of the auditory cortex"
 
2/1 Kourosh Saberi
Biology and Behavior
CalTech
 
"Neural Bases of an Auditory Illusion"
2/8 Jeff Bilmes
CNMAT
U.C.Berkeley
 "Statistical Regularities of Natural Scenes:application to Automatic Speech Recognition"
 
2/15 P R E S I D E N T'S  D A Y  
2/22 Jamie Mazer
Caltech
Department of Psychology
U.C.Berkeley
"Synthesis of Auditory Space Neurons in the Barn Owl"
 
3/1 Egbert De Boer
Research Hospital
Amsterdam, Netherlands
"Inside the Inner Ear"
 
3/2 James Hudspeth
HITCHCOCK LECTURE (1)
"How the Ear's Works Work: Auditory Sensory Transduction"
3/4 James Hudspeth
HITCHCOCK LECTURE (2)
 "Getting in Tune: Auditory Frequency Selectivity"
 
3/8 Pierre DiVenyi
Hearing and Speech Research
VA Hospital, Martinez
 "Spatial segregation based on amplitude and frequency modultaton"

 
3/15 Monty A. Escabi
Keck Center
U.C.San Francisco
"Spectro-temporal processing of naturalistic sounds in the cat auditory midbrain"
3/22 Spring Break  
3/29 Hugh Livingston
Yale University/CNMAT
"Trompe l'Oreille: Sleight of Hand in Cello Performance"
 
4/5 Bruce Berg
Department of Psychology
U.C.Irvine
 "Psychoacoustic Models and Physiological Data: A New Link"
 
4/12 Jean Claude Risset
CNRS, Marseille
France
"Sound Synthesis Perception and Auditory lllusions"
 
4/12      8:00 pm Concert of Risset's Music at
CNMAT
 
4/19 Miriam Valenzuela
Electrical Engineering
Technical University, Munich
Germany
 "Auditory evaluation of the quality of musical instruments"
4/26 Maya Gratier
Sorbonne
Paris, France
"The Musical Shaping of Culture: studies in mother-infant interaction"
 
5/3 SPATIAL COGNITION MEETING IN BERKELEY  
5/8 Len Kitzes
Neuroscience
U.C.Irvine
"Sequential influences on binaural interactions are often disquieting: A view from the inferior colliculus"

 

"Dimensionality of auditory segregation"
 

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