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Re: Physiological models of cochlea activity - alternatives to the travelling wave

Dear Matt and others,

If the available data on mammalian cochlea function are considered reasonably and nonselectively (!), there is no need for a mathematically formulated model. For all non-mammalian ears, where the principle of frequency selectivity by CF-tuned hair cells is already widely accepted, there was never a demand for mathematically formulated cochlear models.

The "gold rush" of recent decades for mathematically formulated models of mammalian cochlear function can perhaps best be compared with the gold rush of the alchemists in the Middle Ages.


Martin Braun
Neuroscience of Music
S-671 95 Klässbol
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