6.551 Acoustics of Speech and Hearing


Class Info

Provides background for understanding how the acoustics and mechanics of the speech production and auditory systems define what sounds we are capable of producing and what sounds we can sense. Particular focus on the acoustic cues used in determining the direction of a sound source; the mechanisms involved in speech production; the mechanisms used by the auditory system to transduce and analyze sounds; and sound perception (absolute detection, discrimination, masking, and auditory frequency selectivity).

This class has 8.03, and 6.003 as prerequisites.

6.551 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by C. Shera, L. D. Braida, S. S. Ghosh and J. J. Rosowski.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 36-737.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 6.551 was rated 5.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Acoustics of Speech & Hearing site.

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