Listening combines broad coverage of acoustics, speech and music perception, psychophysics, and auditory physiology with a coherent theoretical orientation in a lively and accessible introduction to the perception of music and speech events.
Stephen Handel is Professor of Psychology at the University of Tennessee.
"[This] book will be of interest and of use not merely to cognitive psychologists but to musicians and linguists, to architects and engineers concerned with the auditory environment, and to the phenomenologically oriented philosopher or the inquiring layperson... A considerable achievement."
—Mark Haggard, The Times Higher Education Supplement
"Handel's book contains a wealth of information presented accurately in simple prose, with numerous instructive examples. It brings together, often for the first time, topics that have been treated in articles scattered through the research literature, and it provides a coherent perspective on them. The writing is modest, thoughtful, and balanced... As Albert Bregman says on the bookjacket, 'Listening is obviously the work of a master teacher.'"
—Bruno H. Repp, Psychological Science