Lay Language Papers
168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America
October 27-31, 2014
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Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) were made famous by the discovery that male whales sing long complex songs on the breeding grounds. Humpbacks, however, also produce a wide range of sounds throughout their range—purrs, shrieks, whups, moans, and more—that...
4pAAa2 – Uncanny Acoustics: Phantom Instrument Guides at Ancient Chavín de Huántar, Peru – Miriam Kolar, Ph.D.
Miriam Kolar, Ph.D. – firstname.lastname@example.org AC# 2255, PO Box 5000 Architectural Studies Program & Dept. of Music Amherst College Amherst, MA 01002 Popular version of paper 4pAAa2. Pututus, Resonance and Beats: Acoustic Wave Interference Effects at Ancient Chavín de...
Martin Lawless – email@example.com Michele Vigeant, Ph.D. – firstname.lastname@example.org Graduate Program in Acoustics Pennsylvania State University Popular version of paper 4pAAa13 Presented Thursday afternoon, October 30, 2014 168th ASA Meeting, Indianapolis See also: Sensitivity of...
4pAAa12 – Hearing voices in the high frequencies: What your cell phone isn’t telling you – Brian B. Monson
Brian B. Monson – email@example.com Department of Pediatric Newborn MedicineBrigham and Women’s HospitalHarvard Medical School75 Francis StBoston, MA 02115 Popular version of paper 4pAAa12Presented Thursday afternoon, October 30, 2014168th ASA Meeting,...
4pAAa1 – Auditory Illusions of Supernatural Spirits: Archaeological Evidence and Experimental Results – Steven J. Waller
Steven J. Waller -- firstname.lastname@example.orgRock Art Acoustics5415 Lake Murray Boulevard #8La Mesa, CA 91942 Popular version of paper 4pAAa1Presentation Thursday afternoon, October 30, 2014Session: “Acoustic Trick-or-Treat: Eerie Noises, Spooky Speech, and Creative...
For many decades, speech scientists have marveled at the complexity of speech sounds. In English, a relatively simple task of distinguishing "bat" from "pat" can involve as many as 16 different sound cues. Also, English vowels are pronounced so differently across...
Sam Tilsen – email@example.com Peter Doerschuk – firstname.lastname@example.org Wenming Luh – email@example.com Robin Karlin – firstname.lastname@example.org Hao Yi – email@example.com Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14850 Pascal Spincemaille – firstname.lastname@example.org Bo Xu –...
Brad Story – email@example.comDept. of Speech, Language, and Hearing SciencesUniversity of ArizonaP.O. Box 210071Tucson, AZ 85712 Popular version of paper 4pAAa10Presented Thursday afternoon, October 30, 2014168th ASA Meeting, Indianapolis The human voice is a...
Characterization of an electromagnetic lithotripter using transient acoustic holography – Oleg A. Sapozhnikov
In focused ultrasound surgery (FUS), an ultrasound source radiates pressure waves into the patient's body to achieve a desired therapeutic effect. FUS has already gained regulatory approval in the U.S. for treating uterine fibroids and pain palliation for bone...
Traumatic brain injuries from blast exposure have been called the “signature injury” of military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is largely due to our enemies’ unprecedented reliance on explosive weaponry such as improvised explosive devices (IED) (Figure 1)....
Rolf Müller - firstname.lastname@example.orgAnupam K. Gupta - email@example.comYanqing Fu - firstname.lastname@example.orgUzair Gillani - email@example.comHongxiao Zhu - firstname.lastname@example.org Virginia Tech1075 Life Science CircleBlacksburg, VA 24061 Popular version of paper 1aAB11Presented Monday morning,...
J. D. MaynardDepartment of PhysicsThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity Park, PA 16802 Popular version of paper 2aID11Presented Tuesday morning, October 28, 2014168th ASA Meeting, Indianapolis The siren is a source of sound (or sound transducer) which captures...
Kevin M. Lee – email@example.com Andrew R. McNeese – firstname.lastname@example.org Applied Research Laboratories The University of Texas at Austin Preston S. Wilson – email@example.com Mechanical Engineering Department and Applied Research Laboratories The...
The clinical evaluation of solid tumors typically includes needle biopsies, which can provide diagnostic (benign vs. cancer) and molecular information (targetable mutations, drug resistance, etc). This procedure has several diagnostic limitations, most notably, the...
Kids learn to speak fluently at a young age and we expect young teenagers to communicate as effectively as adults. However, researchers are increasingly realizing that certain aspects of speech communication have a slower developmental path. For example, as adults, we...
The cervix, which is the opening into the uterus, is a remarkable organ. It is the only structure in the entire body that has diametrically opposed functions. The normal cervix stays stiff and closed throughout most of pregnancy while the baby develops and then...
From listening to music to seeing an ultrasound of a baby in the womb, sounds are all around us and are an integral part of our daily life. Many of the sounds we want to hear - such as speaking with a friend at a restaurant - but other sounds (such as conversations at...
Timothy A Bigelow – firstname.lastname@example.org Iowa State University 2113 Coover Hall Ames, IA 50014 Popular version of paper 4pBA3 Presented Thursday afternoon, October 30, 2014 168th ASA Meeting, Indianapolis During the civil war, the risk of lethal infection drove...
If the MP’s speeches don’t put you to sleep, at least you should be able to understand what they are saying. Using state-of-the-art audible simulations, a design team of acousticians, architects and sound system designers is working to ensure that speech within the...
Stone disease in the children is becoming more commonplace. Over the past 25 years the incidence has increased approximately 6-10% annually and is now 50 per 100,000 adolescents 1. The diagnosis of kidney stones in children, as in adults, relies primarily on...
Currently, a large number of patients with suspicious breast masses undergo biopsy, more than half of which turn out to be benign. The huge number false positive cases results in an enormous unnecessary cost plus psychological and physical trauma to patients. To avoid...
The term ‘soundscape’ is widely used to describe the sonic landscape and can be considered the auditory equivalent of a visual landscape. Current soundscape research looks into the view of sound assessment in terms of perception and has been the subject of large scale...
1aSC9 – Challenges when using mobile phone speech recordings as evidence in a court of law – Balamurali B. T. Nair
When Motorola’s vice president, Martin Cooper, made his first call from a mobile phone device, which priced about four thousand dollars back in 1983, one could not have imagined then that in just a few decades mobile phones would become a crucial and ubiquitous part...
1aAB4 – What does a Greater Prairie-Chicken sound like? It’s not your typical cock-a-doodle-doo! – Cara Whalen
It is 5 o’clock in the morning and only a hint of sunlight is visible on the horizon. Besides the sound of a light breeze swirling through the grass, all is quiet on the Nebraska prairie. Everything seems to be asleep. Then, suddenly, “whhooo-doo-doooohh” breaks the...
5aNS5 – Acoustic absorption of green roof samples commercially available in southern Brazil – Stephan Paul
Investigations into the benefits of green roofs have shown that such roofs provide many environmental benefits, such as thermal conditioning, air cleaning and rain water absorption. Analysing the way green roofs are usually constructed suggests that they may have also...
4aAAa1 – Speech-in-noise recognition as both an experience- and signal-dependent process – Ann Bradlow
Real-world speech understanding in naturally “crowded” auditory soundscapes is a complex operation that acts upon an integrated speech-plus-noise signal. Does all of the auditory “clutter” that surrounds speech make its way into our heads along with the speech? Or,...
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