Lay Language Papers
156th ASA Meeting

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The following are lay language versions of meeting papers being presented at the 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, to be held November 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida. Please keep in mind that some of the research described in the laypapers may not have yet been peer reviewed.


"Where is the beat in the brain?" (1aMU3) by John Iversen and Aniruddh Patel

"Tempo fluctuation and predictive synchrony in music" (1aMU5) by Summer K. Rankin, Edward W. Large and Philip W. Fink

Music Kinetics (1pMU1) by Petri Toiviainen


The Speech-to-Song Illusion (2aMU6) by Diana Deutsch, Rachael Lapidis and Trevor Henthorn

Prey Capture by Harbor Porpoises: Getting Your Next Meal (2pAB1) by Lee A. Miller

Fish-Eating Killer Whales in the Pacific Northwest Just Love Chinook Salmon (2pAB2) by Whitlow W. L. Au, John K. Horne and Christopher D. Jones

'Gunshot' sound displays by right whales in the Bay of Fundy (2pAB11) by Susan E. Parks, Cara F. Hotchkin and Christopher W. Clark

Children's Voices: A new tool for measuring children's voices could improve diagnosis and treatment (2pSC18) by Eric Hunter

Identifying Whale Clicks (2pSP4) by George E. Ioup, Juliette W. Ioup, Lisa A. Pflug, Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, Charles H. Thompsonand Christopher O. Tiemann


A Forrest Gump Effect? Being 'There' for Surprises and Delights in Cetacean and Pinniped Neurobiology (3aAB4) by Sam Ridgway

Killer Whales at the Pribilof Islands: Who Are They and What Are They Doing? (3aAB10) by Kelly Newman, Alan Springer and Craig Matkin

Killer Whale Mother, Juvenile and Calf Vocalizations (3aAB11) by Dawn M. Grebner, David L. Bradley, Dean E. Capone, Susan E. Parks, Jennifer L. Miksis-Olds and John K. B. Ford

Musical Instruments' Sound Radiation Patterns (3aMU7) by Rolf Bader

Materials for acoustic cloaking (3aPA5) by Andrew Norris

Let's sonic boom a house - without an airplane (3aSAa4) by Victor W. Sparrow and Steven L. Garrett

Aural Architecture: The Missing Link (3pAA1) by Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter

Uncertainty in Ocean Acoustics (3pID2) by Steven Finette

The Archeology of Relic Sound Waves (3pID3) by J.R. Gladden


A LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) study of Philadelphia Schools - What is old is new again (4aAA4) by Felicia Doggett and Brian M. Zigmond

High Power Pocket-Size Ultrasound Device (4aEA8) by George K. Lewis Jr. and William L. Olbricht

A Vowel by the Same Name is Not Necessarily the Same: Kids Mimic Adult Vowels (4aSC5) by Hyunju Chung, Jan Edwards and Gary Weismer

Acoustical Optimization of Modern Architectural Spaces (4pAA6) by Peter D'Antonio and Trevor J. Cox

What Do Birds Listen to When They Hear Song? (4pAB10) by Beth Vernaleo and Robert Dooling

Tuning forks, resonators andbeats: Demonstrations for "Project Listen Up" (4pED3) by Murray S. Korman


Native speakers: are you able to detect a foreign accent from hearing one word? (5aSC4) by Hanyong Park, Kennth de Jong and Isabelle Darcy

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