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Re: simple up-down: is there an original reference?
Bekesy: Experiments in hearing (McGraw-Hill 1960) p. 81-91
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From: "José Ignacio Alcántara" <jia10@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:03 PM
Subject: Re: simple up-down: is there an original reference?
Von Bekesy, G. (1947). A new audiometer. Acta Otolaryngology, 35,
On 14 Nov 2007, at 11:48, Massimo Grassi wrote:
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?
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