Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Musical ratios in geometrical spacing of outer hair cells in the cochlea: strings of an underwater piano?

Bell, James Andrew


Questions have arisen about the ability of conventional traveling wave theory to adequately describe the active cochlea. For example, if a sensitive microphone is inserted in the ear canal of a healthy human ear, it is likely to detect one or more faint, pure tones called spontaneous otoacoustic emissions. This study assumes that these tones represent the ringing of the cochlea's resonant elements and, revisiting the resonance theory of Helmholtz, puts forward a physical model of what these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Conference paper


File Description SizeFormat Image
Bell_ICMPC7.pdf380.16 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator