Albert Bregman

Psychologist, Academic

1936 –


Who is Albert Bregman?

Albert Stanley Bregman is a Canadian professor and researcher in experimental psychology, cognitive science, and Gestalt psychology, primarily in the perceptual organization of sound.

He is known for having defined and conceptually organized the field of Auditory scene analysis in his 1990 book, Auditory Scene Analysis: the perceptual Organization of Sound.. His ideas about ASA have provided a new framework for research in the auditory systems of both humans and non-human animals, for behavioral and neurological studies of speech perception, for music theory, hearing aids, audio technology, and the separation of speech from other sounds by computers. In acknowledgement of these contributions, he has been called "the father of auditory scene analysis"

He currently holds a post-retirement appointment at the rank of Emeritus Professor in the Department of Psychology at McGill University. Arriving at McGill in 1965, he became the first professor there to teach Cognitive Psychology. He has also taught courses on Computer and Man, Research methods in Experimental Psychology, Learning Theory, Auditory Perception, Psychological Theory, and Honors research seminars.

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Sep 15, 1936
  • University of Toronto

on July 23, 2013


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