Formation of auditory streams

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The article outlines various neural processes underlying auditory scene analysis. It refers to the processes by which the auditory system groups and segregates components of sound mixtures to construct meaningful perceptual representations of sound sources in the environment. The article gives an overview of sequential, simultaneous, and schema-based auditory perceptual segregation/grouping processes. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between neurophysiological studies of auditory scene analysis in humans and those involving animal models. General physiological principles and themes that have emerged may provide a framework for the continuing investigation of neural substrates underlying auditory perceptual organization. A greater understanding of neural mechanisms involved in processes of auditory perceptual organization suggests additional therapies or other forms of intervention to ameliorate deficits contributing to developmental language disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Auditory Science The Auditory Brain
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191743481
ISBN (Print)9780199233281
StatePublished - Sep 18 2012


  • Auditory scene analysis
  • Neural processes
  • Neural substrates
  • Neurophysiological studies
  • Perceptual organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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