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Re: Cochlear travelling wave. An epiphenomenon?
Many thanks for your reply that attempted to address the most basic 'level
of description' of energy flow within the cochlea; i.e. how stapes
vibrational energy is transferred to the characteristic place. Many thanks
also to Jont Allen's comments, all of which I agree with.
In my opinion, the travelling wave model captures the qualitative and, to a
large extent, quantitative features of the cochlear response to sound at
this level of description. The model is based on established anatomical,
physiological and mechanical observations within a rigorous mathematical
framework. Any model that counters the travelling wave model must refer to
the same observations and be developed within an equally valid mathematical
In conclusion, I reiterate Jont's suggestion: I look forward to reading
about your model in a quality peer reviewed journal.