In the foreword, Dr. Robert Burkard states, "If you are looking for a clinical cookbook on how to diagnose and treat those with (central) auditory processing disorders (CAPD), you should not read this book. This book is much less than a clinical cookbook, and much, much more." Featuring contributions from a stellar team of expert contributors in the areas of audiology, psychology, anatomy, neuroscience, imaging science, and epidemiology, this new book addresses major controversies in the field of auditory processing and its disorders. The contributors consider a range of topics including the history of the field, contemporary anatomical models, auditory processing streams, neuroplasticity, professional models, modality specificity, music perception and its disorders, speech recognition, aging, educational outcomes, tinnitus, and auditory neuropathy.
Anthony Cacace, Ph.D. Anthony T. Cacace, Ph.D. is an audiologist and professor of Communication Sciences and Otolaryngology at Wayne State University. He was staff scientist at the Advanced Imaging Center, the Neurosciences Institute, Department of Neurology, Albany Medical College and was director of oto-neurological research in the Division of Otolaryngology at Albany Medical College. His interests include CAPD, psychophysics, clinical neurophysiology, MRI, and tinnitus. Dennis McFarland, Ph.D. Dennis J. McFarland, Ph.D. is a psychologist and senior research scientist in the Laboratory of Nervous System Disorders at the Wadsworth Center, New York State Health Department. He has studied behavioral effects of viruses and environmental toxicants on the nervous system and is currently involved in the Brain-to-Computer interface project. Contributors Charles Watson, Ph.D. David Moore, Ph.D. Dirk De Ridder, M.D., Ph.D. Frank Eisner, Ph.D. Gary Kidd, Ph.D. James Jerger, Ph.D. Jennifer Melcher, Ph.D. Josef Rauschecker, Ph.D., Sc.D. Justin Cowan, Ph.D. Karen Banai, Ph.D. Karen Cruickshanks, Ph.D. Larry Humes Nina Kraus, Ph.D. Paul Van de Heyning, M.D., Ph.D. Rachel McArdle, Ph.D. Richard Wilson, Ph.D. Robert Burkard, Ph.D. Robert Keith, Ph.D. Simone Della Balla, Ph.D. Sophie Scott, Ph.D. Stuart Rosen, Ph.D. Tomas Menovsky, M.D., Ph.D.