Early Audition

Introductory Readings for discussion on October 10.

Nobel of the Week

  • 1961 - Georg von Bekesy, "for his discoveries of the physical mechanism of stimulation within the cochlea"
  • Kandel, Schwartz, Jessell, Chapters 30-31.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on October 10.

  • Russell IJ and Sellick PM (1978) Intracellular studies of hair cells in the mammalian cochlea. J. Physiol., 284: 261-290.
  • Hudspeth AJ (1982) Extracellular current flow and the site of transduction by vertebrate hair cells. J. of Neurosci., 2(1): 1-10.
  • LeMasurier M and Gillespie PG (2005) Hair-cell mechanotransduction and cochlear amplification. Neuron, 48: 403-415.

    Original Literature Readings for discussion on October 15.

  • Ruggero MA, Rich NC, Recio A, Narayan SS, and Robles L (1997) Basilar-membrane responses to tones at the base of the chinchilla cochlea. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 101(4): 2151-2163.
  • Narayan SS, Temchin AN, Recio A, and Ruggero MA (1998) Frequency tuning of basilar membrane and auditory nerve fibers in the same cochleae. Science, 282: 1882-1884.
  • Liberman MC (1978) Auditory-nerve response from cats raised in a low-noise chamber. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 63(2): 442-455.
  • Delgutte B (1990) Two-tone rate suppression in auditory-nerve fibers: Dependence on suppressor frequency and level. Hearing Research, 49: 225-246.