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McAdams, S. (1993). Recognition of sound sources and events. In S. McAdams & E. Bigand (Eds), Thinking in Sound: The Cognitive Psychology of Human Audition (pp. 146–198). Oxford: Clarendon Press. 
Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard (9/21/05, 2:45 PM)   
Resource type: Book Chapter
BibTeX citation key: McAdams1993
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Categories: General
Keywords: Cognition, Perception, Sensation, Synchresis/Synchrony
Creators: Bigand, McAdams
Publisher: Clarendon Press (Oxford)
Collection: Thinking in Sound: The Cognitive Psychology of Human Audition
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As related to perception and cognition, McAdams describes the information processing psychological approach to sound in which an auditory event is passed through a multi-stage process and contrasts this to the ecological psychology approach (cf. Gibson) in which an auditory event is perceived directly without intermediate processing because the perceptual system is developed to perceive directly aspects of the environment that are of significance, whether biologically significant or significant on the basis of learned experience (Gibson 1966). McAdams takes the former approach in this chapter.

Gibson, J. J. (1966). The senses considered as perceptual systems. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.   Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard
p.194   Recognition of auditory events appears to rely on the accumulation of invariant physical attributes of the event upon repeated exposure.   Added by: Mark Grimshaw-Aagaard