Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

Shihab Shamma Quoted in New York Times Story about Auditory Cues

Professor Shihab Shamma (ECE/ISR) is a contributor to a story on auditory cues in the June 23, 2009 New York Times Science section.

Shamma notes that the brain interprets visual and audio signals using similar strategies, including looking for the edges and the overall geometry of the signal. “What distinguishes one vowel from another is the shape of the waveform entering the ear,” Shamma said. “This would be analogous to what distinguishes a square from a circle.”

Read the full story online at the New York Times website (free registration required).

June 23, 2009


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

Regli is co-PI for ARM functional interoperable compiler project

Shoukry Wins NSF CAREER Award

Pines Elected to National Academy of Engineering

UMD Fire Researchers Ignite the First of Two Space Station Experiments

Scientists Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions

125 Years of Daring Vision, Lasting Impact

UMD researchers awarded $5.3M NIH BRAIN Initiative grant

Nanostructure of carbon and metal could solve potassium-battery puzzle

Students advance in Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship competition

UMD auditory cortex research featured in Nature Neuroscience

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar