For the auditory analyzer operating as a sensory channel, the registering of time patterns in various meaningful signals is probably the most important task of all. Auditory signals that do not change with time are seldom useful to the organism, and we frequently adapt to them so completely as to be unaware that they continue. Furthermore, many sound sources of interest produce only very short sounds and their rate of change with time may be the most important parameter for their recognition.
KeywordsSound Source Auditory System Basilar Membrane Time Pattern Noise Burst
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