Transient Reception and the Degree of Resonance of the Human Ear

  title={Transient Reception and the Degree of Resonance of the Human Ear},
  author={R. Pumbhrey and T. Gold},
  • R. Pumbhrey, T. Gold
  • Published 1947
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • IT is now more than eighty years since Helmholtz1 gave a functional explanation of the architecture of the cochlea, and at the same time supplied a plausible physical basis for the extraordinary pitch discrimination of which the human ear is capable. Recent authorities have implicitly or explicitly rejected Helmholtz's explanation of pitch discrimination. For example, Stevens and Davis2 say “Everything considered, then, we must conclude that the inner ear is highly damped and that this damping… CONTINUE READING
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