Biology of the Auditory System

  title={Biology of the Auditory System},
  author={Tim Ziemer},
  journal={Current Research in Systematic Musicology},
  • Tim Ziemer
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • Current Research in Systematic Musicology
The auditory system detects pressure fluctuations that propagate as waves. It can be considered as a successor of the lateral line system, which enables fish and some amphibians to detect particle accelerations. These indicate the location and swimming direction of near objects. The auditory system in fish extends the detection range of the lateral line system. Accordingly, its original function can be considered to be spatial orientation and mental representation of the acoustic surrounding… 



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