Central / Peripheral Mechanisms

Mark Vanderstay sxp96mv at reading.ac.uk
Sun Sep 14 09:43:55 EST 1997



Thanks for your help, Kate
MV 


On Fri, 12 Sep 1997, Zipjack wrote:

> Mark Vanderstay <sxp96mv at reading.ac.uk> wrote:
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> >Could someone please explain the difference between central and peripheral
> >auditory mechanisms? 
> 
> Central functions are those that take place in the Auditory brainstem.
> Peripheral functions pertain to gathering sound and hearing...
> the auditory brainstem does the actual   central processing.
> 
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> >I am involved in a study of compensation effects for
> >transmission channel distortions, for which the distinction is entirely
> >relevant, yet I am unable to find a satisfactory explanation in any of the
> >literature. I know how useful each of these mechanisms are, but a simple
> >definition eludes me.
> 
>  Dr.s  Katz, Medwetsky, and Musiek have all written about and researched this area extensively.
> 
> Kate
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