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Re: cochlear amplifier
> Auditory mailing list:
> The use of the term "Cochlear Amplifier" is a classical example
> of mixing up an interpretation with the experimental effect.
> The research community, at the mechanics of hearing meetings,
> has somewhat agreed that the term "cochlear amplifier" should mean
> a power gain due to wave propagation on the basilar membrane
> (Allen and Fahey, JASA July 1992, page 178--).
> If this is not what people mean when they use the term, then
> we had better discuss it, or else we will have a major case of
> bad communication.
> Jont Allen
Jont, I presume this note is in reaction to my message, though it
And yes, when I used the term '"cochlear amplifier" gain' I did
mean to refer to the concept of a power gain in wave propagation,
and to connect it to the issue of whether Dallos's observations
could support such a notion. As to whether such a gain exists,
I remain optimistic.
So, Jont, how about a little about what you found exciting at ARO?
Dick Lyon ATG/Interactive Media/Perception Systems
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