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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262022972 | 792 pp. | 6 x 9 in | May 1990
Paperback | $66.00 Text | £45.95 | ISBN: 9780262521956 | 792 pp. | 6 x 9 in | September 1994

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.


“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. Hulse, Science