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Re: [AUDITORY] Decline of ASA research?

Dear Joel,

  I think that beyond the fact that the pioneers of ASA, such as Pierre have retired in the past years, perhaps, the main reason for the decline is that there was not much in the terms of novel theories in this field for some years. The question of separating coherent signals within the incoming mixture of sounds became more of a technical issue, which can be addressed by statistical algorithms, such as Markov chains in Bayesian Causal Inference.

  But I would not yet give up on finding new, "more psychological" ideas on auditory object perception. Sue Denham and I have a theoretical paper in the review stage. (I hope that you are waiting with bated breath 😁.)

  Best wishes


On 8/5/2023 12:20 PM, István Winkler wrote:
Hi Joel,

To a measurable extent it’s my fault. I was have been working specifically on auditory scene analysis and stream segregation but retired at the end of 2011 and closed my lab, publishing afterwards only a few leftover papers on these topics. In retrospect I should have stayed and continued applying for grants, and if successful as in the past, thereby depriving you youngsters from the money that I would have received. Too bad for less research in those areas but AI is there to fill in the gaps left by us not doing experiments.

Best, just the same,

Pardon my typos. It's Apple's fault.  

On Aug 3, 2023, at 21:19, Joel Snyder <joel.snyder@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

Dear Auditory List,

Based on a gut feeling, I did a web of science search and confirmed my hunch that auditory scene analysis/stream segregation research has been declining in recent years, both in publications and citations per year. Does anyone have a theory to explain this decline? Surely, we don’t yet understand everything about this important ability.

Best Wishes,

Joel S. Snyder, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
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