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A Publication of the Acoustical Society of America
6 From the Editor
7 From the President
8 From the Executive Director
Featured Articles
11 The Acoustics of Marine Sediments
– by Megan S. Ballard and Kevin M. Lee
For biologically active sediments, under- standing geoacoustic properties is a multi- disciplinary undertaking, involving both the measurement of acoustic properties and the quantification of biological effects.
19 Animal Psychoacoustics – by Micheal L. Dent
Animal psychoacoustics is an instrumental tool for our understanding of how nonhu- mans perceive the world around them.
27 Improving Academic Mentoring Relation- ships and Environments
– by Kent L. Gee and Arthur N. Popper
Mentoring, and being mentored, is important at all stages of a person’s career.
36 Imaging the Listening Brain – by Adrian KC Lee
Different neuroimaging tools can help us discover how our brains selectively listen to one voice in a crowded environment.
44 Otoacoustic Emissions: Can Laboratory Research Improve Their Clinical Utility?
– by Brenda L. Lonsbury-Martin, Barden B. Stagner, and Glen K. Martin
Marine mammals exploited acoustic proper- ties of the ocean for tens of millions of years before human acousticians.
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52 A Report from the Treasurer: Acoustical Society Finances – by David Feit
55 Acoustical Society Foundation Fund – by Carl Rosenberg
58 Standards Program of the Acoustical Soci- ety of America – by Christopher J. Struck
63 Technical Committee Report: Signal Processing – by Paul J. Gendron
67 Le Semaine du Son – by Ernesto Accolti Departments
69 ASA Press Book Announcements:
• Bat Bioacoustics - M. Brock Fenton,
Alan D. Grinnel, Arthur N. Popper, and Richard R. Fay
Review by Whitlow W. L. Au
• Finite Element and Boundary Methods in Structural Acoustics and Vibration
- Noureddine Atalla and Franck Sgard Review by Ahmad T. Ahawi
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About The Cover
Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) wearing headphones (attached by holder
on the head) in an operant chamber in the Dent laboratory. The bird is required to peck a left key to start a variable waiting interval and to peck the right key when
it detects a signal presented through the headphones for a millet reinforcer. Graphic copyright © 2017 Mark B. Weinberg, Potomac, MD. All rights reserved. More of the artist's work can be seen at https://www.
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