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A Study of Basilar Membrane Vibrations II. The Vibratory Amplitude and Phase Pattern Along the Basilar Membrane (Post-Mortem)

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Fuzziness-detection was used in the study of the vibrations of the basal basilar membrane in post-mortem inner ear preparations (guinea pig). The vibratory pattern along the membrane was measured at different stimulus frequencies. Measurements were carried out with respect to the distribution of the regions of best response, the amplitude and phase distribution and with respect to the linearity of motion. Changes in the vibratory response with time after the animal's death were observed and these changes were found to be continuous. On account of this continuity incompatibilities between VON Békésy's observations and more recent measurements are removed.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 1972

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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