James M. Hillenbrand

Course syllabus


Preliminaries chapter

The Physics of Sound chapter

Auditory Physiology chapter

Fourier analysis exercise (Note: part 1 of this exercise is optional, but it wouldn't hurt to do enough of it to be sure you have the idea)

Phase demonstration

Frequency response exercise

acoustics crossword puzzle (answers to puzzle)

Study guide for exam 1

Study guide for exam 2

Study guide for exam 3

Decibel study guide

Anatomy & Physiology Overview (Powerpoint)

Conductive mechanism

Anatomy of the sensorineural mechanism

Hair cell transduction

Physiology of the sensorineural mechanism

The vestibular system (quick tour)

The central auditory system

Anatomy crossword

Auditory perception (Powerpoint) [Note: McGurk video will not work]

Cochlear implants (Powerpoint)

Hearing disorders (Powerpoint)

Traveling wave animation (.avi file, 17 Mb) This video shows what the basilar membrane travelling wave looks like for a mid-frequency sinusoid, then for a low-frequency sinusoid.

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