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200141 SE Advanced Seminar: Mind and Brain (2021W)

Auditory Cognition

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

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 20 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 04.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 11.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 18.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 25.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 08.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 15.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 22.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 29.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 06.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 13.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 10.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 17.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 24.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624
Monday 31.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal D Psychologie, NIG 6.Stock A0624

Information

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). The detailed schedule is as follows:
1. unit: Introduction and organization
2. unit: Excursion to the Lab of the Acoustics Research Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (https://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/ari) at Wohllebengasse 12-14, A-1040 Vienna (close to Karlsplatz)
3./4. unit: Pitch and music perception
5./6. unit: Space perception
7./8. unit: Bottom-up selective hearing
9./10. unit: Top-down selective hearing
11./12. unit: Auditory dysfunction and prostheses
13./14. unit: Extra topics based on students’ interests

[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 write a short review statement. They will act as expert questioners to push the discussion. Finally, there will be a short quiz on the topic at the start of the next unit.

[FORMAT]
We plan to hold the course on-site following the announced hygiene measures. If it is necessary, we will switch to a hybrid or fully online format.

[UPDATE 20.11.2021]
Since Austria will be in full lockdown starting Monday, 22.11., we will switch to fully online teaching via Zoom for the duration of the lockdown.

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 other paper presentations: Students will read the papers thoroughly, write a short review statement, and prepare questions for the paper discussion
- Short quizzes on each of the five topics
- 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 (40%)
- Expert questioning (25%)
- Quizzes (25%, i.e., 5% for each topic but misses do not count)
- Oral participation (10%)

[MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS]
(a) Minimum attendance (max. 2 units missed)
(b) All subgrades positive

Examination topics

Presentation plus discussion, expert questioning, quizzes, 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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