The Ear Club

Fall 2009

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

  9/7 LABOR DAY  
  9/14
David Wessel
  Center New Music & Audio Technologies (CNMAT)
  Dept..Music
  University of California Berkeley
“The Landscape of Audio Descriptors
 
  9/21
Mala Murthy
  Depts. of Molecular Biology and Neuroscience
  Princeton University
Neurophysiology of Auditory Perception in Drosophila
 
  9/28
Sridhar Kalluri
  Starkey Hearing-Aid Research Center
  Berkeley
Consideration of Auditory Scene Analysis in the Design of Hearing
   Aids”
10/05
Malcolm Slaney
  Yahoo! Research 
  Stanford, CCRMA
Cool Introductory Psychoacoustic Demos
 
10/12 Cancelled due to heavy rains  
10/19
Max Mathews
  CCRMA
  Stanford University
Reminiscences of Research at Bell Telephone Laboratories
 
10/26
Elaine Chew
  Music Computation and Cognition Lab
  University of Southern California (USC)
"Understanding musical structure, prosody, and dialogue through playful 
  interaction with dynamic visualizations"
 
11/02    
11/09
Jaime Oliver
  Department of Music
  University of California San Diego
"Embodied Live Computer Music Performance:
  The Silent Percussion Project and the Silent Drum
 
11/16
Olaf Strelcyk
  Starkey Hearing-Aid Research Center
  Berkeley
"Peripheral Auditory Processing and Speech Reception in
  Impaired Hearing"
11/23 Taffeta Elliott
   Frederic Theunissen laboratory, HWNI                     Liberty Hamilton
   Shaowen Bao laboratory, HWNI 
"Spectrotemporal Modulations Underlying Timbre Perception"
11/30 Roger Schwenke
  Meyer Sound Laboratories
  Berkeley, CA.
"Electroacoustic Architecture: How it works, what it sounds like, what
  questions it raises"
12/07
Taffeta Elliott
  Frederic Theunissen laboratory, HWNI
Liberty Hamilton
  Shaowen Bao laboratory, HWNI
"Spectrotemporal Modulations Underlying Timbre Perception"
                                                                                                    Spring 2009

Unless otherwise stated, talks are at 4:00 in 3105 Tolman Hall, UC Berkeley

  1/25    
  2/01 Sebastien Santurette
 Centre for Applied Hearing Research
 Technical University of Denmark
"Understanding the use of spectral and temporal 
information in complex pitch perception"
  2/08 ARO mid-winter meeting: Anaheim  

Thursday
2/11 2-4:00
3105 Tolman

 

Mini Symposium
Bastian Epp  (Mellert Lab) ------------------------>>
Lena-Vanessa Dolezal (Klump Lab) -------------->>
Astrid Klinge  (Klump Lab) ----------------------->>
  Institute of Physics, Acoustics Group
  Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany
Sponsor: Theunissen Lab
 
"Cochlea mechanics and its application to (psycho-)acoustics"
"Auditory streaming by SAM-tones"
"Mistuning detection and onset asynchrony in harmonic complexes"
               
  2/15 U C HOLIDAY - President's Day  
  2/22 Dave Woods
 
Dept. of Neurology
  UC Davis and VANCHCS
"Consonant identification in noise in syllables and sentences"
Friday
2/26 11:00

5101 Tolman Hall
 Dan Levitin
    Psychology
    McGill Univ.,  Montreal, Canada                           Co-sponsor: Institute of Cognitive Science
"Psychophysics of Musical Expressivity"
  3/01 Christian Lorenzi
  Univ Paris Descartes
  Ecole Normale Superieure, CNRS
  Paris, France
Co-sponsor Starkey Hearing-Aid Research Ctr.
"The role of temporal envelope and fine structure cues in
  speech perception for normal-hearing and hearing-impaired listener"
  3/08 Steve Colburn
  Bioengineering
  Boston University
Co-sponsor Starkey Hearing-Aid Research Ctr.
"Speech intelligibility in complex sound environments"
 
  3/15 Brian Moore
Dept. of Psychology
Univ. of Cambridge, UK
UK
Co-sponsor Starkey Hearing-Aid Research Ctr.
"Using a loudness model to develop fitting methods for hearing aids"
  3/22 U C SPRING BREAK  
  3/29 Doug Brungart
  Army Audiology and Speech Center
  Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington DC
Co-sponsor Starkey Hearing-Aid Research Ctr.
"The integration of speech information in complex acoustic stimuli"
 
  4/05 Malcolm Slaney
 
Yahoo Research; Stanford
George Sell
 
Stanford CCRMA
"Information in Modulated Signals: Algorithm and Chimaeric Speech"
  4/12    
  4/19 ASA Baltimore  
  4/26

CANCELLED

Craig Atencio
  Keck Lab
  U.C.San Francisco
"Feature Selectivity in the Auditory Cortex and Midbrain"
 
  5/03    
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