"Bregman has written a major book, a unique and important contribution
to the rapidly expanding field of complex auditory perception. This
is a big, rich, and fulfilling piece of work that deserves the wide
audience it is sure to attract."
-- Stewart H.
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.