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Fourth edition

Dear Colleagues,

Several people have asked me to outline the differences between the Third
Edition of An Introduction to the Psychology of Hearing (1989) and the
Fourth Edition (1997).  At the risk of incurring the wrath of those who
hate their email being cluttered up with junk, I give below a brief

* Generally, the book has been updated.  There are over 160 references to
articles and books published since 1990.

* There is more on nonlinear (active) mechanisms in the cochlea, and the
way that they can be used to explain various psychoacoustic effects, such
as the growth of forward masking, and the nonlinear additivity of forward
and backward masking.

* There are new sections on the processing of modulation (concept of a
modulation filter bank), duration discrimination, models of loudness
perception, binaural interference, and digital coding of sounds (including
perceptual coders).

Brian C.J. Moore, Ph.D
Professor of Auditory Perception,
Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge,
Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EB, England
Tel. (+) 44 1223 333574       FAX: (+) 44 1223 333564