Hearing: Travelling Wave or Resonance?

  title={Hearing: Travelling Wave or Resonance?},
  author={Andrew Bell},
  journal={PLoS Biology},
  pages={1016 - 1024}
S itting in the enveloping quietness of an anechoic chamber, or other quiet spot, you soon become aware that the ear makes its own distinctive sounds. Whistling, buzzing, hissing, perhaps a chiming chorus of many tones—such continuous sounds seem remarkably nonbiological to my perception, more in the realm of the electronic. Even more remarkable, put a sensitive microphone in the ear canal and you will usually pick up an objective counterpart of that subjective experience. Now known in auditory… CONTINUE READING
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