Two Channel Pitch Perception

  • Leon van Noorden


Physiological experiments show that information about frequency of tones is coded in two distinct ways in the auditory nerve. Nerve spikes can be distinguished as to when and where (in which nerve fiber) they occur. It is an old question whether the time or the place information plays a role in pitch perception.


Pure Tone Auditory Nerve Basilar Membrane Complex Tone Absolute Pitch 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leon van Noorden
    • 1
  1. 1.Association for the Blind in the NetherlandsRotterdamNetherlands

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