steeping up the wave(s) (Eckard Blumschein )

Subject: steeping up the wave(s)
From:    Eckard Blumschein  <Eckard.Blumschein(at)E-TECHNIK.UNI-MAGDEBURG.DE>
Date:    Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:55:49 +0100

Dear List, Probably, everybody of us will agree: The spectrogram is nice, but . . . On the one hand, understanding of auditory function is growing too slowly. On the other hand, your time is too precious as to be lost in nitty-gritty debates. For this dilemma, Al Bregman suggested that altruistic individuals like Jont, Andrew, and me might carry a piece of that burden. Jont recently announced a sublist on modeling of cochlea mechanics. You might also accept my supplementary offer at Please click on AUDITORY FUNCTION and read the objective first. I would like to attract particularly those who are not just unhappy with the traditional dominance of mechanics but also able to contribute for decisive solutions ranging from neuroscience to signal processing. Some of them are already receiving copies of meanwhile 12 messages after I got their OK in the subject of a message, mailto:blumschein(at) Nobody sent END. Alternatively, you can check my home for archived MESSAGES on a regular basis. Currently we are dealing with the origin of critical bandwidth (M8, M10), the hidden temporal code (M12), and some other subjects (M9). I will also take the opportunity to explain what I consider tricky in Matt's question on the definition of the cochleogram. As I expressed in the subject of this message, not just shock waves may develop a steep front. The same is also true for the response of basilar membrane and to some extent in the response of A1. Of course, the physical reasons are quite different each time. However, even if we agree that the traveling wave is not based on energy propagation along basilar membrane, we must not neglect presently not understood possibilities of lateral coupling on it. Well, I have already to apologize for initiating too much controversy at this list. So, you may further trace this idea at my home. Eckard

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