Auditory Scene Analysis

The Perceptual Organization of Sound

Auditory Scene Analysis addresses the problem of hearing complex auditory environments, using a series of creative analogies to describe the process required of the human auditory system as it analyzes mixtures of sounds to recover descriptions of individual sounds. In a unified and comprehensive way, Bregman establishes a theoretical framework that integrates his findings with an unusually wide range of previous research in psychoacoustics, speech perception, music theory and composition, and computer modeling.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. 1. The Auditory Scene
  3. 2. Sequential Integration
  4. 3. Integration of Simultaneous Auditory Components
  5. 4. Schema-Based Segregation and Integration
  6. 5. Auditory Organization in Music
  7. 6. Auditory Organization in Speech Perception
  8. 7. The Principle of Exclusive Allocation in Scene Analysis
  9. 8. Summary and Conclusions: What We Do and Do Not Know about Auditory Scene Analysis
  10. Notes
  11. Glossary
  12. Bibliography
  13. Index