IMR Press / FBL / Volume 12 / Issue 8 / DOI: 10.2741/2303

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

General functions and specific applications of environmental sound research
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1 East Bay Institute for Research and Education, Martinez, CA, USA
2 Communication Disorders and Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2007, 12(8), 3152–3166;
Published: 1 May 2007

Environmental sound research is still in its beginning stages, although in recent years there has started to accumulate a body of research, both on the perception of environmental sounds themselves, and on their practical applications in other areas of auditory research and cognitive science. In this chapter some of those practical applications are detailed, combined with a discussion of the implications of environmental sound research for auditory perception in general, and finally some outstanding issues and possible directions for future research are outlined.

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