SPACE lab

Courses taught

SPHSC 161: How do we hear where we hear what we hear? The science of auditory space. A hands-on introduction to the scientific method exploring the abilities of human listeners to localize sounds in space. Students will develop questions and hypotheses, design and run experiments, and evaluate evidence for and against candidate explanations of human auditory performance. Activities include classroom experiments and computer exercises. Early Fall Start 2007 (Incoming Freshmen Only)

SPHSC 261: The Nature of Sound. An introduction to sound and vibration that emphasizes conceptual mastery and hands-on inquiry over equations. Computer-based lab sessions explore the parameters of simple and complex tones, modulation, filtering, and distortion. Suitable for majors and non-majors. Winter/Summer 2006, 2007, 2008. Course website (enrolled students only).

SPHSC 425: Speech, Language, Hearing, and the Brain. An introduction to the neuroscience of communication. Co-taught with Ludo Max and Diane Kendall, Winter 2010. Course website (enrolled students only).

SPHSC 505: Neuroimaging for Communication Disorders (with Margaret Rogers). An introduction to neuroimaging methods for the study of communication disorders, with an emphasis on functional MRI. Topics include MRI physics and study design, auditory fMRI, neuroplasticity/recovery, aphasia, and dyslexia. Summer 2006

SPHSC 510: Psychological Acoustics. A comprehensive overview of human hearing and its assessment by behavioral methods. Spring 2007.

SPHSC 511: Physiological Acoustics. An overview of auditory neuroscience from the cochlea to the cortex. Fall 2007.

SPHSC 521: Acoustics & Instrumentation for Audiology. A review of sound and vibration for Au.D. and Ph.D. students with an emphasis on measurement and calibration. Lab sessions emphasize use and calibration of audiometers, sound level meters, sound delivery devices, oscilloscopes, and spectrum analyzers. Fall 2006, 2007.

SPHSC 561: Studies in Hearing Science and Disorders. Ph.D. seminar on advanced on current advanced topics in hearing sciences, including psychoacoustics, auditory neuroscience, and treatment of hearing loss. Spring 2006 Course website (enrolled students only).