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In this article, the essential process of auditory perception and advocated for the integration of structural and functional knowledge of the auditory system is reviewed. A perspective, called the constructionist's paradigm, is suggested which looks at the neuron-anatomical structure for auditory perception in three essential stages with intermediate signal representations that allow interchangeable coupling to accommodate new and improved models within each individual stage. This article introduces to the signal processing audience the exciting new frontiers in auditory research, particularly functional neuroimaging. The discussion and collaboration among researchers in various disciplines is motivated for the ultimate understanding of the human auditory perception process which will eventually lead to many practical applications.