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A truly accessible, highly illustrated and thoroughly updated introductory textbook to auditory perception, intended for students approaching the subject for the first time. Starting with basic auditory processes and progressing to the more complex, the reader is led to an understanding of the remarkable abilities of the auditory system in a systematic and coherent way.

The text benefits from 162 original illustrations, including uncluttered diagrams that illuminate auditory mechanisms. An extensive glossary provides definitions of technical terms. To learn more, please click here.


About the Author: Christopher J. Plack was educated at Christ’s College, University of Cambridge, where he obtained a BA in Natural Sciences in 1987 and a PhD in 1990. He worked as a postdoctoral research fellow for two years at the University of Minnesota and for two years at the University of Sussex before being awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship in 1994. He moved to the University of Essex in 1998 and was promoted to chair in 2001. He moved again to Lancaster University in 2005 before obtaining his present position of Ellis Llwyd Jones Professor of Audiology at the University of Manchester in 2008. Chris Plack has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, 12 book chapters, and two edited volumes. In 2003, he was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.


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