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The Other Half of the Soundscape: Aural Architecture

  title={The Other Half of the Soundscape: Aural Architecture},
  author={Barry A. Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter},
Ever since the concept of a soundscape entered our culture in the mid 20 th century, various disciplines have examined its properties from the perspective of sound sources distributed throughout the environment. Yet, soundscapes are far more than experiencing nature, enjoying music, and understanding speech. To fully appreciate the meaning of soundscapes, we need to examine interactions among sound, place, culture, cognition, and evolution. Soundscapes help to answer the questions: where are we… 

Cairo , A Possible Aural Comfort : Factors Affecting the Cairene Perception of Soundscape

An urban open public space represents the most complex element of any city, due to its multitude of embedded sounds, and noises. Public spaces impose a great influence on people’s comfort and

Soundscape assessment in historical urban spaces using sound walk method and Kano model

It can be inferred that 69% of the urban space's users perceive noises such as underpass fans' noise more than any others, which has led to the lack of acceptance by space users, and strategies such as planting vegetation in order to prevent the street noise and a Desirable view of historical spaces to increase the sense of richness are presented.

Towards sonic urban morphologies: a modeling Nexus (WIP)

The intent is the development and calibration of a computational design and decision-aiding tool that can predict qualitative patterns of aural spatial perception, and translate them into spatial attributes within a modeled urban space.

‘Monkey Business’ : an artist’s action research into the parameters of temporary gallery installation through reflexive formal and informal documentary practice

The term ‘installation’, referring to both process and product, is a significant component of contemporary fine art practice and the working lives of those involved. Consequently ‘installation’ can



Neuroperception: Superior auditory spatial tuning in conductors

Evidence is provided from brain-potential recordings that experienced professional conductors develop enhanced auditory localization mechanisms in peripheral space that help them identify a specific musician within a multiplayer section.

Depth perception by means of ambient sounds in a small mammal

Golden hamsters placed on a jumping stand from which they can descend onto a shallow or deep landing platform prefer to descend on to the shallow platform, even when tested under IR-light without tactile cues, suggesting that the animals use certain parameters of the ambient sound field for depth perception.

Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word

John Hartley: Before Ongism: "To become what we want to be, we have to decide what we were" Orality & Literacy: The Technologization Of The Word Introduction Part 1: The orality of language 1. The

Attention Effect (fig. 1d) for the Different Neuroperception Superior Auditory Spatial Tuning in Conductors

groups indicates that conductors probably do not engage different neural populations to perform the task. From magnetoencephalographic recordings, the attention effect is known to arise in the

Village bells : sound and meaning in the 19th-century French countryside

In the French canton of Brienne in November 1799, local authorities were scandalized when a crowd of girls broke through the doors of the church and rang the bells in order to mark the festival of

Reverberations and Amplitude Fluctuations in the Propagation of Sound in a Forest: Implications for Animal Communication

This study documents two primary sources of degradation of acoustic signals during propagation through natural environments, irregular amplitude fluctuations and reverberations, and finds intermediate frequencies (2-8 kHz) are most suitable for long-range acoustic communication.

Evolution of Communication

The two paradigms of communication are introduced, seen to be the extreme poles on a continuum, and it is concluded that traditional SP approaches are based on an ill-formed approach to communication.

Human Spatial Orientation

  • D. C. Higgins
  • Medicine
    The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
  • 1967
This meaty book, carefully edited (but substitute RNA for DNA on page 6!), handsomely produced, and with excellent photographs and bibliographies, provides a wealth of intricate material for browsing and speculation, but should not be regarded as a resume of the most recent detailed information for those outside this area.

Cortical plasticity: from synapses to maps.

The goal of the current paper is to review the fields of both synaptic and cortical map plasticity with an emphasis on the work that attempts to unite both fields, to highlight the gaps in the understanding of synaptic and cellular mechanisms underlying cortical representational plasticity.

Induced hearing deficit generates experimental paranoia.

The development of paranoid reactions was investigated in normal people experiencing a temporary loss of hearing. In a social setting, subjects made partially deaf by hypnotic suggestion, but kept