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Modiwl PCP-3008:
Psychoacoustics & Aud Neuro

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of Psychology

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 1

Trefnydd: Dr Patricia Bestelmeyer

Amcanion cyffredinol

This module will provide an overview on how we hear (in a physiological sense) and which acoustic cues (e.g. pitch) we use to interpret the meaning of sound (How can you tell your boyfriend’s voice from your dad’s? If you can’t, email me!). This course builds up quickly from basic aspects of auditory cognition (e.g. sound localisation) to high-level aspects (e.g. voice or music perception).

This is a challenging, technical and multi-faceted module. Early lectures (1-4) will incorporate basic physics of sound, physiological basics of the auditory system as well as psychological theory trying to explain how we attribute meaning to sound “objects”. Later lectures (5-11) will cover the evolution of the auditory system, psychology and neuroscience of vocal attractiveness perception (What makes voices attractive?), vocal emotion perception (How can you tell your friend sounds happy on the phone?), accent perception (What does your accent say about you?), and the evolution and perception of music (What is music for? Why do we like it?). I will also discuss various types of pathology from lower-level hearing impairments (e.g. problems with the eardrum) to higher-level disorders such as amusia (the inability to discriminate even simple melodies) and phonagnosia (the inability to discriminate voices). Note that the module does not cover speech perception in any detail.

Lectures will cover a range of paradigms (e.g. adaptation) and techniques (e.g. psychophysics, neuroimaging) used to study auditory perception. Throughout the module I will discuss the similarities and differences between vision and audition (e.g. physiologically: auditory vs visual cortex; psychologically: voice vs face perception). The module will review classic papers in auditory psychology/neuroscience as well as the latest developments in this area.

Cynnwys cwrs

Week 1 – The physics of sound

Week 2 – Auditory physiology

Week 3 – Perceptual experience of physical properties of sound

Week 4 – Auditory object perception

Week 5 – Comparative audition

Week 6 – No lecture but Oral Presentations

Week 7 – Voice production and perception

Week 8 – Vocal and facial attractiveness

Week 9 – Vocal emotion and accent perception

Week 10 – Music perception

Week 11 – When hearing goes wrong…

Meini Prawf

trothwy

Adequate answer to the question, largely based on lecture material. No real development of arguments.

da

Reasonably comprehensive coverage. Well organised and structured. Good understanding of the material.

ardderchog

Comprehensive and accurate coverage of the area clarity of argument and expression. Depth of insight into theoretical issues.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Describe the chain of events from sound waves to entering the ear, to the processing of acoustic information by the brain and be aware of the controversies and theories that surround this process.

  2. Understand how the auditory system perceives pitch, loudness, timbre and sound location.

  3. Understand how pitch and timbre contribute to auditory object recognition.

  4. Compare and contrast visual and auditory perception using current knowledge on face and voice perception as examples.

  5. Compare, contrast and appreciate the different techniques and approaches available to the investigation of auditory perception as well as understand their limitations.

  6. Give a critical presentation of a research article to peer-assessing fellow students.

  7. Apply peer assessment skills to oral presentations of fellow students.

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
CYFLWYNIAD UNIGOL Critique of a research article (oral presentation) 30
ARHOLIAD - short essays 70

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Lecture 31
Private study 169

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • Understand the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
  • Apply multiple perspectives to psychological issues and integrate ideas and findings across the multiple perspectives in psychology.
  • Communicate psychological concepts effectively in written form.
  • Communicate psychological concepts effectively in oral form.
  • Be computer literate for the purpose of processing and disseminating psychological data and information.
  • Retrieve and organise information effectively.
  • Handle primary source material critically.
  • Be sensitive and react appropriately to contextual and interpersonal psychological factors.
  • Use effectively personal planning and project management skills.
  • Work effectively under pressure (time pressure, limited resources, etc) as independent and pragmatic learners.
  • Problem-solve by clarifying questions, considering alternative solutions, making critical judgements, and evaluating outcomes.
  • Reason scientifically and demonstrate the relationship between theory and evidence.
  • Understand and investigate the role of brain function in all human behaviour and experience.
  • Comprehend and use psychological data effectively, demonstrating a systematic knowledge of the application and limitations of various research paradigms and techniques.
  • Employ evidence-based reasoning and examine practical, theoretical and ethical issues associated with the use of different methodologies, paradigms and methods of analysis in psychology.

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