Lay Language Papers
153rd ASA Meeting

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The following are lay language versions of meeting papers being presented at the 153rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, to be held June 4-8, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Please keep in mind that some of the research described in the laypapers may not have yet been peer reviewed.


Workspace Speech Privacy Calculator by Jonathan D. Kemp, Mark Bell and Thomas Horrall

When the Ocean Breathes by Grant Deane and Dale Stokes

Early Stages of Audiovisual Speech Processing-A Magnetoencephalography Study by Ingo Hertrich and Hermann Ackermann

Learning from How Our Ear Processes Complex Sounds to Design an Acoustical Vehicle Classifier by Geok Lian Oh


What Did Dinosaurs Hear? by Robert Dooling, Otto Gleich, and Geoffrey A. Manley

3-D Motion in Stradivari and Guarneri dG Violins by George Bissinger and Danial Rowe

Sound Propagation through a Forest Edge: The Influence of Angle of Incidence by Michelle E. Swearingen, Michael J. White, Patrick Guertin, Jeffrey Mifflin, Timothy Onder, Donald G. Albert, Stephen Decato, and Arnold Tunick

Life's a Pitch -- MRI Used to Study How the Brain Processes Sound by Deborah A. Hall and Christopher J. Plack

The Soundscape of Modernity: Architectural Acoustics and the Culture of Listening in America, 1900-1933 by Emily Thompson

Stalking a Volcano with Noise by Christoph Sens-Schnfelder and Ulrich Wegler


Nocturnal Activity by Transient Killer Whales at St. Paul Island, Alaska by Kelly Newman and Alan Springer

Vibro-acoustography: New Breast Imaging Modality Shows Lesions More Clearly by Azra Alizad, Mostafa Fatemi, Dana H. Whaley and James F. Greenleaf

Snap, Crackle, Pop: The Sound of Freedom? by Kent L. Gee, Victor W. Sparrow, Anthony A. Atchley, and Thomas B. Gabrielson

Is a Neolithic Burial Chamber Different from My Bathroom, Acoustically Speaking? by Matthew Wright

Rehabilitating the World's Worst Sounds: Time-frequency Reassignment in Sound Modeling and Morphing by Kelly Fitz

Acoustic Instruments in Planetary Exploration: The Past, Present, and Future by Martin Towner

Alien Soundscapes: Acoustics on Titan, Venus, Mars, and Earth by Andi Petculescu

The Sounds of Titan by Amanda D. Hanford, Lyle N. Long, and Victor W. Sparrow

Seeing Music: Do We Hear Silent Gestures? by Michael Schutz and Michael Kubovy

Teenagers Develop a Better Sense of Timing During Adolescence by Julia Jones Huyck and Beverly A. Wright


Identifying Disguised Voices through Speakers' Vocal Pitches and Formants by Jean Andruski, Nikki Brugnone, and Aaron Meyers


How Much Do Teachers Talk? Do They Ever Get a Break? by Ingo R. Titze, Eric J. Hunter, and Jan G. vec

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