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A Resonance Approach to Cochlear Mechanics

Bell, Andrew


BACKGROUND How does the cochlea analyse sound into its component frequencies? In the 1850s Helmholtz thought it occurred by resonance, whereas a century later Békésy's work indicated a travelling wave. The latter answer seemed to settle the question, but with the discovery in 1978 that the cochlea emits sound, the mechanics of the cochlea was back on the drawing board. Recent studies have raised questions about whether the travelling wave, as currently understood, is adequate to explain...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-11-08
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047918


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