Cochlear nonlinearity and second filter : possible mechanism and implications

H. Duifhuis

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    We indicate that the directional sensitivity of the hair cell together with a directional distribution of frequency over the hair cells comprise a possible physiological basis for the second filter. Tuning disparity of the first and second filter denotes the difference in tuning frequency; at a given position x the tuning frequency of the first filter is ?CF, of the second CF, with ?-1. This accounts for the asymmetry in location of two-tone suppression areas. The compressive nonlinearity is described by a ?th law device with ?
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)408-423
    JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1976


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