Clark School Home UMD
ECE

ECE News Story

Shihab Shamma Quoted in New York Times Story about Auditory Cues

Shihab Shamma Quoted in New York Times Story about Auditory Cues

Professor Shihab Shamma (ECE/ISR) is a contributor to a story on auditory cues in the June 23, 2009 New York Times Science section.

Shamma notes that the brain interprets visual and audio signals using similar strategies, including looking for the edges and the overall geometry of the signal. “What distinguishes one vowel from another is the shape of the waveform entering the ear,” Shamma said. “This would be analogous to what distinguishes a square from a circle.”

Read the full story online at the New York Times website (free registration required).

June 23, 2009


Prev   Next

Current Headlines

University of Maryland School of Engineering Announces Unprecedented Investment from A. James & Alice B. Clark Foundation

Inaugural Energy Innovation Seed Grants awarded

Light may unlock a new quantum dance for electrons in graphene

UMD Researchers Focus Energy on Current Collector Improvements

NASA Selects Hartzell for Mission to Asteroid Bennu

Clark School Researchers Recognized Among "World's Most Influential Scientific Minds"

University of Maryland, Navy Control Robot From 6,000 Feet Above Ground

Alumnus Profile: Yashwanth (Yash) Hemaraj

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts