Re: Cochlear travelling wave. An epiphenomenon? (Antony Locke )

Subject: Re: Cochlear travelling wave. An epiphenomenon?
From:    Antony Locke  <A.Locke(at)SOTON.AC.UK>
Date:    Thu, 29 Jun 2000 11:39:13 +0100

Dear Andrew 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 framework. In conclusion, I reiterate Jont's suggestion: I look forward to reading about your model in a quality peer reviewed journal. Best wishes Antony Locke

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