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HST 714
Acoustics, Production and Perception of Speech

Term: Fall

Course Director(s): Satrajit S. Ghosh, Hideko Nakajima
Time:
Lec. T/Th 1-2:30 Rec. W 1-2
Location:
Lec/Rec: 46-5056
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
8.03 and 6.003; or permission of instructor
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
4-1-7 (G-Level Credit )
Harvard Units:
N/A
Reviews the physical processes involved in the production and propagation of sound, and acoustics related to hearing. Particular attention is paid to how the acoustics and mechanics of the speech and auditory system define what sounds we are capable of producing and how we sense sound. Introduces acoustic theory of speech production, digital speech processing, and neural mechanisms of speech production and perception. Exposes students to applications around acoustics, recognition, and speech disorders. Also introduces analysis of various types of sounds. The material is taught through lectures and recitations, weekly problem sets, discussions of classic papers and take-home laboratories.