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Novel insights into cochlear information processing


Stoop, R; Kanders, K; Novelli, L; Gomez, F (2016). Novel insights into cochlear information processing. In: NOLTA 2016: International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, Yugawara, 27 November 2016 - 30 November 2016, 497-500.

Abstract

Already Helmholtz profoundly addressed the question how the nonlinearity of the human hearing sensor, the cochlea, might shape human sound perception. At his time, research was, however, obstructed by the lack of experimental data regarding the amplification properties of the inner ear. In the meantime, accurate measuring methods have permitted the comparison of models of the hearing sensor with empirical data, leading to a strong revival of the interest into Helmholtz’s original research questions. In our paper, we describe some recent theoretical and modeling advances in the understanding of the nature of human pitch perception. We reveal a number of to date unexplained human auditory percept effects to be direct consequences of the nonlinear properties of the mammalian hearing sensor. Our insights also demonstrate, as a by-note, the limitations of the present reverse engineering approach towards cochlear implants.

Abstract

Already Helmholtz profoundly addressed the question how the nonlinearity of the human hearing sensor, the cochlea, might shape human sound perception. At his time, research was, however, obstructed by the lack of experimental data regarding the amplification properties of the inner ear. In the meantime, accurate measuring methods have permitted the comparison of models of the hearing sensor with empirical data, leading to a strong revival of the interest into Helmholtz’s original research questions. In our paper, we describe some recent theoretical and modeling advances in the understanding of the nature of human pitch perception. We reveal a number of to date unexplained human auditory percept effects to be direct consequences of the nonlinear properties of the mammalian hearing sensor. Our insights also demonstrate, as a by-note, the limitations of the present reverse engineering approach towards cochlear implants.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Neuroinformatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Language:English
Event End Date:30 November 2016
Deposited On:23 Feb 2018 10:04
Last Modified:13 Apr 2018 11:37
Publisher:Proceedings of the 2016 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA)
Series Name:Proceedings of the 2016 International Symposium on Nonlinear Theory and its Applications (NOLTA2016)
Number of Pages:4
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.ieice.org/nolta/symposium/archive/2016/articles/1163.pdf

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