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200141 SE Advanced Seminar: Mind and Brain (2020W)

Auditory Cognition

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 20 - Psychologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Vertiefungsseminare können nur fürs Pflichtmodul B verwendet werden! Eine Verwendung fürs Modul A4 Freie Fächer ist nicht möglich.

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max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 09.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 16.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 23.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 30.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 06.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 13.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 20.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 27.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 04.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 11.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 18.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 08.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 15.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618
Friday 29.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal C Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0618

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Aims, contents and method of the course

[AIMS]
This course is an introduction to research on auditory cognition. We will cover all relevant topics from basic psychoacoustic and neuroscientific methods to selective hearing in complex auditory scenes like cocktail parties. After completing the course, students should have gained an overview of the current state of research as well as hot topics in the field. They will have familiarized themselves with literature on auditory cognition and trained their presentation and discussion skills.

[CONTENTS]
The course will cover five broad topics of auditory cognition (units 3 to 12). In addition, we will review ear physiology and research methods to prepare the students for presentations and discussions. The detailed schedule is as follows:

1. unit: Introduction and organization
2. unit: Review of ear physiology, methods of hearing research
3./4. unit: Pitch and music perception
5./6. unit: Space perception
7./8. unit: Selective hearing I
9./10. unit: Selective hearing II
11./12. unit: Auditory dysfunction and prostheses
13. unit: Excursion to the Lab of the Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (https://www.kfs.oeaw.ac.at/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=67&Itemid=855&lang=en) at Wohllebengasse 12-14, A-1040 Vienna (close to Karlsplatz)

[METHODS]
Each of the five topics will be covered in two units. In the first unit, an introductory lecture on the topic will be given and the students are encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussions. In the second unit, students will present papers and moderate the discussion following their presentations. Other students will be selected to also read the papers in detail and will act as expert questioners to push the discussion.

[CORONA]
The course will be held on-site while maintaining the necessary distance. In case of a lockdown or other restrictions, we will switch to fully online teaching. If you are a member of a risk group, please contact us. We will ensure that you can attend on-site classes online.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Presentation of a paper on one of the five course (sub)topics plus moderation of the paper-related discussion
- Expert questioner at 2-3 other paper presentations: Students will read the papers thoroughly and prepare questions for the paper discussion
- Oral participation: Students are encouraged to actively participate both in lecture and student’s presentation units!

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

[ASSESSMENT CRITERIA]
The final grade will be the weighted average of the subgrades on
- Paper presentation and discussion moderation (50%)
- Expert questioner (30%)
- Oral participation (20%)

[MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS]
(a) Minimum attendance (max. 2 units missed)
(b) Positive final grade

Examination topics

Presentation plus discussion, expert questioning, and general engagement in discussions.

Reading list

The course will be accompanied by a list of important review and research papers within the field of auditory cognition. For a broader overview, we recommend either of the following books:

Plack, C. J. (2014). The sense of hearing. New York, NY: Psychology Press. (download via u:search)

Moore, B. C. J. (2013). An introduction to the psychology of hearing. Leiden: Brill. (5th edition hardcopy available at “FB Psychologie”)

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