A theory of middle ear muscle function at moderate sound levels.

@article{Simmons1962ATO,
  title={A theory of middle ear muscle function at moderate sound levels.},
  author={F. B. Simmons and D L BEATTY},
  journal={Science},
  year={1962},
  volume={138 3540},
  pages={590-2}
}
The minor amplitude modulations of auditory input, which are introduced by the middle ear muscle acoustic reflex at moderate and low sound intensities in the cat, may contribute significantly to signal analysis or attention mechanisms of the auditory system.