Auditory Temporal Processing Symposium
The UTM Human Communication Laboratory of the Centre for Research on Biological Communication Systems hosted “Auditory temporal processing: An international interdisciplinary research symposium to translate knowledge into clinical practice and technology design” on May 27-29th, 2005.
This symposium was sponsored by the Connaught Foundation, the UTM Office of the Vice-Principal of Research, and the UTM Department of Psychology.
What was the symposium about?
Over the last decade, hearing scientists have realized that the temporal properties of sound are the key to unlocking the mysteries of the most complex feats of human listening, namely how we understand speech in realistic, noisy, environments. Discovering how we process temporal information is of urgent relevance to the development of ubiquitous communication devices (e.g., computer audio), and new applications of digital signal processing in the design of 'intelligent' hearing aids. The symposium will celebrate our past research and launch a new era of interdisciplinary research at the recently opened, CFI-funded, Center for Research on Biological Communication Systems at UTM. The presenters include faculty and students from different units at the University of Toronto, faculty from three other Canadian universities, industry research leaders, and the international researchers.
Day 1: basic scientific advances (Physiology, Psychology, Physics/Acoustics)
Day 2: real-world issues and translation of knowledge to practice and technology design (Engineering, Audiology, Speech Pathology).
Day 3: overview of the major topics as continuing education for community professionals (e.g., Audiologists, Engineers).