Signal Processing and Speech Communication Laboratory
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Research Areas

How do listeners parse and organize complex musical scenes with sounds from multiple instruments overlapping in time and frequency? How can we define timbre and pitch and what do these parameters do in music and speech? How can we model these phenomena on a signal-level? By gaining a better understanding of these questions, we seek to improve our general understanding of how listeners make sense of sound in a noisy world.

Relevant publications:

  • Siedenburg, K., Barg, F. M., and Schepker, H. (2021). Adaptive auditory brightness perception. Scientific Reports, 11(1):1–11,–021–00707–7.
  • Siedenburg, K., Graves, J., and Pressnitzer, D. (2023). A unitary model of auditory frequency change perception. PLOS Computational Biology, 19(1):1–30.
  • Siedenburg, K., Saitis, C., McAdams, S., Popper, A. N., and Fay, R. R. (2019). Timbre: Acoustics, Perception, and Cognition. Springer Handbook of Auditory Research. Springer Nature, Heidelberg, Germany,