Bias in Auditory Perception
The Interacting Minds Centre organized an international and multidisciplinary conference “Bias in Auditory Perception” on September 18-20, 2014. Papers presented at this conference are published in a special issue of the peer-reviewed open access journal i-Perception. The papers cover an array of topics in language, musical, and emotional perception, addressing questions as:
1. What is the effect of prior knowledge, believed knowledge, or impaired knowledge on auditory perception?
2. In which contexts can we expect biased auditory perception?
3. What are the (societal) consequences of auditory bias?
The purpose of the conference and the publication is to put auditory bias on the map as a research topic that is approached from different perspectives. A further aim of the special issue is to reach a wider readership among different disciplines in which bias in auditory perception is—or becomes—a relevant issue, such as (applied) linguistics, psychology, and musicology.