Cochlear Mechanics

Introduction to a Time Domain Analysis of the Nonlinear Cochlea

Authors: Duifhuis, Hendrikus

  • Addresses and explains basic differences between linear and nonlinear cochleae
  • Provides a well-justified mathematical approach, with lucid examples
  • Useful to both researchers in auditory neuroscience and students of biophysics and biomedical engineering
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About this book

The field of cochlear mechanics has received an increasing interest over the last few decades. In the majority of these studies the researchers use linear systems analysis or linear approximations of the nonlinear (NL) systems. Even though it has been clear that the intact cochlea operates nonlinearly, lack of tools for proper nonlinear analysis, and widely available tools for linear analysis still lead to inefficient and possibly incorrect interpretation of the biophysics of the cochlea. An example is the presumption that a change in cochlear stiffness at hair cell level must account for the observed change in tuning (or frequency mapping) due to prestin application. Hypotheses like this need to be addressed in a tutorial that is lucid enough to analyze and explain basic differences.

Cochlear Mechanics presents a useful and mathematically justified/justifiable approach in the main part of the text, an approach that will be elucidated with clear examples. The book will be useful to scientists in auditory neuroscience, as well as graduate students in biophysics/biomedical engineering.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This is an excellent book concerning nonlinear dynamics in cochlear neurophysiology. … The discussion starts to make sense from 1950-1980. The text will help audiologists, neurophysiologists, students, fellows, and professors teaching auditory sciences.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, March, 2015)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Historical Introduction

    Duifhuis, Hendrikus

    Pages 3-19

  • Developments from 1950 to 1980

    Duifhuis, Hendrikus

    Pages 21-31

  • Emerging Cochlear Mechanics

    Duifhuis, Hendrikus

    Pages 33-63

  • Nonlinear Auditory Phenomena (I) Knowledge Around 1980

    Duifhuis, Hendrikus

    Pages 67-93

  • Modeling the Nonlinear Cochlea

    Duifhuis, Hendrikus

    Pages 95-146

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9173-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cochlear Mechanics
Book Subtitle
Introduction to a Time Domain Analysis of the Nonlinear Cochlea
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6117-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6117-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6116-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9173-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 262
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