Re: cochlear amplifier (at)

Subject: Re: cochlear amplifier
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Date:    Mon, 14 Feb 1994 15:56:58 PST

> 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 doesn't say. 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 Apple Computer ms 301-3M One Infinite Loop Cupertino, CA 95014 (408) 974-4245

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