Psychoacoustics – Facts and Models offers a unique, comprehensive summary of information describing the processing of sound by the human hearing system. It includes quantitative relations between sound stimuli and auditory perception in terms of hearing sensations, for which quantitative models are given, as well as an unequalled collection of data on the human hearing system as a receiver of acoustic information. In addition, many examples of the practical application of the results of basic research in fields such as noise control, audiology, or sound quality engineering are detailed. The third edition includes an additional chapter on audio-visual interactions and applications, plus more on applications throughout. Reviews of previous editions have characterized it as "an essential source of psychoacoustic knowledge," "a major landmark ," and a book that "without doubt will have a long-lasting effect on the standing and future evolution of this scientific domain."
Jeong-Bong (JB) Lee
Professor, .: Georgia Institute of Technology
Research interests: Design, fabrication, and characterization of MEMS, microsensors, and microactuators. These include: Micromachined On-chip RF/Microwave components (inductors, tunable capacitors, etc.), Packaging technology for system-on-a-chip, BioMEMS including microneedles for transdermal drug delivery, Micromirror array for optical switching applications, Novel process monitoring in-situ micromachined sensors, Thermal management issues in microelectronics, High resolution, high plasma efficiency plasma display panels (PDP) using MEMS
While it is clear that exposure to Mozart does not raise IQ, studies of the effects of music have explored as diverse areas as its links to seizure onset   or research in animals suggesting that even exposure in-utero in rats improves their maze learning  The original claim continues to influence public life. For instance a German sewage treatment plant plays Mozart music to break down the waste faster, reports the UK Guardian . Anton Stucki, chief operator of the Treuenbrietzen plant was quoted as saying, "We think the secret is in the vibrations of the music, which penetrate everything—including the water, the sewage and the cells."