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Re: simple up-down: is there an original reference?

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Bekesy: Experiments in hearing (McGraw-Hill  1960) p. 81-91

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Subject: Re: simple up-down: is there an original reference?

Von Bekesy, G. (1947). A new audiometer. Acta Otolaryngology, 35, 411-422 ???

On 14 Nov 2007, at 11:48, Massimo Grassi wrote:

Dear list,

I always been told that von Békésy was the first to use (or the inventor of) the "simple up-down" staircase.

Is there a precise reference for it? I checked more than a dozen of articles by now, but everybody seems to sweep this problem under the rug. Perhaps because there is not such a reference?


Massimo Grassi - PhD
Dipartimento di Psicologia Generale
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