Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the ascending neural pathways from the cochlea to the auditory cortex.
  • Identify the processes our auditory system uses to localize the sources of sounds in space.
  • Explain the concept of auditory scene analysis and how it is achieved by the auditory system.
  • Interpret how biosonar allows animals to use active hearing to negotiate their environment.
  • Discuss factors that go into designing a concert hall with good acoustics.