The course includes individual homework assignments and one psycho-acoustic laboratory experiment on sound discrimination.
Students must do individual homework Auditory Demo listening experiments and submit reports on five assignment parts, at deadlines specified in the course Activities list.
Students must also prepare one psycho-acoustic laboratory experiment on sound discrimination, and then perform the actual experiment at a scheduled laboratory session.
- Homework: Auditory Demo Listening Experiments.
- Lab Exercise: Design and run your own psycho-acoustic test.
These two practical tasks are described in detail in written instructions. Student performance in both exercises must be approved by one of the teachers. It is recommended that two students work together.
The Homework experiments can be done at home without supervision, using your own computer, or in any school computer classroom. These exercises are not scheduled, but there are fixed deadlines for your reports. There are five assignment parts, numbered 1, 2, etc. You should listen and respond to one of these assignment parts before the deadline each week. See the Activities list. Send your response in a simple e-mail message to the course assistant.
The design part of the Lab Exercise should also be done at home. Report your work in an email to the course assistant before the deadline given in the course Activities list.
Only the final session for measurement and presentation is scheduled and supervised. See the Activities list. There are two time slots available. Please note you MUST REGISTER for ONE of these time slots for the lab exercise. Use the link at the top right of this page.
The binaural so-called "Huggins' Pitch" is an interesting binaural phenomenon. If you listen with only one ear, left or right, you hear only noise, but if you listen with both ears you might hear something more. You must listen with headphones.