Roots of the term "gammatone" (Tamas Harczos )

Subject: Roots of the term "gammatone"
From:    Tamas Harczos  <tamas.harczos@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:05:04 +0200

Dear List, I am looking for the first time use of the term "gammatone". Flanagan ('65), Johannesma and de Boer ('72,'75) did not use that term. Patterson et al. write in their '88 APU report "An efficient auditory filterbank based on the gammatone function" that "Johannesma (1972) used this function to summarize revcor data, although he did not refer to it as the gammatone function, and the function was not fitted to revcor data. The name appears to have been adopted by de Boer and de Jongh (1978)". However, I am not able to find the term "gammatone" in the de Boer and de Jongh paper "On cochlear encoding: Potentialities and limitations of the reverse-correlation technique" JASA 63(1), 1978. Any ideas? Thanks! Tamas -- *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* Dipl.-Ing. Tamás Harczos PhD Student Institute for Media Technology Faculty of Electr. Eng. and Inf. Techn. Ilmenau University of Technology Tel.: +49 3677 467 225 Fax.: +49 3677 467 4225 E-Mail: tamas.harczos@xxxxxxxx *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

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