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Cochlear Mechanics

Introduction to a Time Domain Analysis of the Nonlinear Cochlea

  • 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

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Anatomy and Function of the Linear Cochlea

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Historical Introduction

      • Hendrikus Duifhuis
      Pages 3-19
    3. Developments from 1950 to 1980

      • Hendrikus Duifhuis
      Pages 21-31
    4. Emerging Cochlear Mechanics

      • Hendrikus Duifhuis
      Pages 33-63
  3. Anatomy and Function of the Nonlinear Cochlea

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 65-65
    2. Modeling the Nonlinear Cochlea

      • Hendrikus Duifhuis
      Pages 95-146
  4. Results and Open Issues

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 147-147
    2. Results

      • Hendrikus Duifhuis
      Pages 149-174
    3. Applications and Perspective

      • Hendrikus Duifhuis
      Pages 175-193
  5. Basic Linear and Nonlinear Tools and a PTPV Response Collection

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 195-195
  6. Appendices

    1. Basic Linear Tools

      • Hendrikus Duifhuis
      Pages 197-220
    2. Nonlinear Tools

      • Hendrikus Duifhuis
      Pages 221-235
    3. A PTPV Response Collection

      • Hendrikus Duifhuis
      Pages 237-258
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 259-261

About this book

The field of cochlear mechanics has received increasing interest over the last few decades. In the majority of these studies, 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)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faculty of Mathematics, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

    Hendrikus Duifhuis

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Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4419-6117-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)