[ 4. Januar 2017 ]

NEWS – FYI: Special journal issue – Auditory and visual scene analysis

From: „Brian C. J. Moore“ via cec conference
Datum: Wed, 4 Jan 2017
Betreff: [cec-c] FYI: Special journal issue – Auditory and visual scene analysis

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to announce the publication of:

Auditory and visual scene analysis

A theme issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B compiled and edited by Hirohito M. Kondo, Jun-Ichiro Kawahara, Anouk M. van Loon and Brian C.J. Moore

Published 02 January 2017

Imagine you are walking on a big busy square. Cars are crossing, pedestrians are walking past and towards you, you hear people chatting, a taxi-driver shouting, and you notice a beautiful coloured tree. Our brain is very well equipped to rapidly convert such a mixture of sensory inputs – both visual and auditory – into coherent scenes so as to perceive meaningful objects and guide our navigation. This raises important questions regarding where and how ’scene analysis‘ is performed in the brain. Recent advances from both auditory and visual research suggest that the brain does not simply process the incoming scene properties. Rather, top-down processes such as attention, expectations, and prior knowledge facilitate scene perception. This special issue covers novel advances in scene-analysis research obtained using a combination of psychophysics, computational modelling, neuroimaging, and neurophysiology, and presents new empirical and theoretical approaches. Moreover, this issue bridges the gap between sensory modalities by addressing both auditory and visual scene analysis, and includes studies of different species and of individual differences in humans.

Read the issue online at http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/372/1714. The Introduction is free to access.

Best wishes,

Brian Moore

Brian C. J. Moore, Ph.D, Dr. h.c., FMedSci, FRS
Emeritus Professor of Auditory Perception,
Department of Experimental Psychology,
University of Cambridge,
Downing Street,
Cambridge CB2 3EB,
Tel. +44 (0) 1223 333574
Fax. +44 (0) 1223 333564