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Lynne A. Werner
SPHSC 461
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Hearing Science

Basic aspects of hearing and the ear and auditory nervous system. How the auditory system constructs an image of the acoustic environment. How attention and memory influence hearing. Effects of damage to the auditory system. Prerequisite: either SPHSC 261 or PSYCH 333. Offered: Sp.

Class description

How the ear works. What description of sound the ear sends the brain. How the brain figures what what and where the sound is using that description. How those processes support and limit perception.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture, with questions encouraged. WE WILL BE USING QWIZDOM Spring Quarter 2007

Recommended preparation

Students should feel comfortable with basic ideas about acoustics.

Class assignments and grading

2 midterms, 1 5-10 page essay, weekly lab, class participation

20% each midterm, 20% essay, 10% lab (credit/no credit), 10% participation (credit/no credit)


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Lynne A. Werner
Date: 03/13/2007