The Ear Club


Fall 2006

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

7/31 David McAlpine
Ear Institute
University College London
UK
"Sound Localization in Monkeys and Man"
8/21 Josh McDermott
Perceptual Science Group
MIT
"Empirical Constraints on the Evolutionary Origins of Music"
 
9/4 Labor Day  
9/11 Matt Wright
CCRMA
Stanford
 
9/18 Cancelled  
9/25 I-Hui Hsieh 
Cognitive Sciences
U.C.Irvine
“Pitch production and linguistic encoding by absolute-pitch musicians"
10/2 Pierre Divinyi
Neuroscience Center
Martinez, CA
“The time-course of listening to Speech and Hearing bands”
10/9 Jürgen Peissig
Sennheiser
Palo Alto
“New developments in audio technology”
10/16 Neurosciences meeting  
10/23 Frederic Theunissen
Department of Psychology
U.C.Berkeley
“Parallel streams for processing spectral and temporal features of complex sounds:
Evidence from fMRI and single unit recordings in songbirds”
10/30 Kelly Fitz
Starkey Hearing Aid Research Lab
Berkeley
“Techniques for Digital Sound Morphing”
11/6 Anne-Marie Bonnel
Psychology
U.C.Berkeley
“Weber’s Law: listening in the sensory-trace or context mode”
11/13 Veronica Eckstein
Department of Psychology
U.C.Irvine
“Off-frequency listening in a pitch matching experiment”
11/20 Huanping Dai
Communication Disorders
University of Wyoming
“Predicting Psychometric Functions for Auditory Detection Based on Neural Data”
11/27 Acoustical Society meeting  
12/4 Chris Plack
Psychology
Univesity of Lancaster
UK
“Neural Coding of Pitch”

Spring 2007

1/29 Barbara Shinn-Cunningham
Cognitive and Neural Systems
Biomedical Engineering
Boston University
"Influences of space on streaming and understanding sound sources"
 
2/5 No Ear Club. Instead,
Daniel Kahneman,
Hitchock Lectures
International House 4:10 pm
2299 Piedmont Ave.
“Intuition: The Marvels and the Flaws”

(1) "Influences of space on streaming and understanding sound sources"
 
2/6 Daniel Kahneman (2) “Happiness: Living and Thinking about It”
2/12 ARO Meeting  
2/19 Veterans Day  
2/23
Friday 11:00
ICBS; 5101 Tolman Hall
Brian Moore
Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge
UK
“The Role of Temporal Fine Structure in Pitch Perception and Speech Perception”
2/26 Hedwig Gockel
Cognitition and Brain Science
Medical Research Council
Cambridge, UK
“Pitch discrimination interference (PDI): Monaural and binaural pitches”
3/1
Thurs. 11:00
Redwood Institute,5101 Tolman
Hiroki Asari
Watson School,Biol Sci.
Cold Spring Harbor

“Sparse Representations for the Cocktail Party Problem”
 
3/5 Steve Greenberg
CNMAT
U.C.Berkeley
“Spectro-temporal processing of speech – An information-theoretic approach"
3/12 Sunil Puria
Mechanical Engineering
Stanford
“Imaging, Physiology and Biomechanics of the middle ear"
3/13
Tuesday 10:30
Beach Rm
Norman Weinberger
Neurobiology and Behavior
U.C.Irvine
“Discussions of a radical proposal: A1, S1 and V1) are not sensory cortices in the
ordinary sense; i.e., they don't perform sensory analyses independent of behaviorally
relevant factors"
3/19 Manfred Schroeder
University of Gottingen
German
Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ
“Sound, Rooms, Music and Mathematics”
3/26 Spring Break  
4/2 Tom Rossing
CCRMA
Stanford
“Acoustics of Percussion Instruments”
 
4/9 Gareth Loy
Gareth Inc.
San Rafael, CA
“Musical Scale Designers -- the First Psychoacousticians”
4/16 Lorenzo Picinali & Dylan Menzies
Music,Technology & Innovative. Res.
De Montfort Univ.
Leicester, UK
“The simulation of three dimensional soundscapes through headphones: problems and possible solutions"
 
4/23 Abhi Kulkarni
Advance Bionics
Valencia, CA
“Novel speech strategies for cochlear implants”
 
4/30 Cindy Moss
Department of Psychology
University of Maryland
“What the bat's voice tells the bat's brain”
5/7 Don Buchla
Buchla and Assoc.
Berkeley
“Buchla Daze”
Home | Copyright 2008 The Regents of the University of California