There are only few places left for our workshop on the use of motion
tracking and moving audio in auditory research. There are also a few
slots left for submitted talks if you are interested in presenting
and Moving Listeners
A two day
workshop on the use of motion
tracking and moving audio in hearing research
Date: Midday Monday to midday Tuesday,
and 14th, 2014.
Institute of Hearing Research
(Scottish Section), Glasgow, Scotland
Hosts: Owen Brimijoin and Michael A.
world is in constant motion because our ears are attached to our
heads, and we
are rarely perfectly still. Auditory researchers have
acknowledged this for
over a century, but technology has limited our ability to
investigate the perceptual and physiological consequences of
motion. This is no longer the case: the cost of accurate and
high speed motion
tracking equipment has dropped drastically and the increase in
power of desktop computers has made it possible to use software
to move the
physical or virtual locations of sound sources in near real
hosting a short, informal workshop on this rapidly expanding
field of research.
The workshop will include invited and submitted talks on
original research in
the field as well as thorough discussions of the advantages and
(and the perils and pitfalls) associated with moving audio
Furthermore, the workshop will include practical demonstrations
on how motion
tracking can be used to create sounds with illusory positions or
that move as a precise function of head movements. We will also
motion tracking can be used to present signals over headphones
that appear to
originate from stable locations out in the world, rather than
inside the head.
Matlab code for the motion-tracking demonstrations will be
along with a welcome lunch and workshop dinner.
be limited. To register, contact Carole Torrance (carole@xxxxxxxxxxxxx).
There are slots
available for contributed talks, so if you are also interested
your own work please submit a brief abstract (200-300
words) to Carole before the 3rd
of October. Please keep the purpose of the workshop in mind and
make sure you
are prepared to discuss your methods in detail with all the
University of Western
UCL Ear Institute, United
Cost: A £20
attendance fee will be used to offset the cost of the food, tea
and coffee, and
venue. This fee will be waived for students. Glasgow is a lively
city with an
international airport and rail connections to almost anywhere in
the UK. Motion
tracking is a fascinating tool that’s unlocking a startling
array of auditory
experiments, so come join us to learn and talk about it for a
couple of lovely
autumn days in Scotland!
additional questions, send an email to owen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx.
-- ------------------------------------- W. Owen Brimijoin, PhD Senior Investigator Scientist MRC/CSO Institute of Hearing Research Glasgow, United Kingdom +44 (0) 141 201 8750 owen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx -------------------------------------