Auditory masking question

RAdams2000 radams2000 at
Sun Aug 4 19:08:27 EST 1996

Can anyone explain to me the biological basis of auditory masking, where
a strong signal at a particular frequency will prevent the detection of a
signal at nearby frequencies? Is it related to "Lateral inhibition", where
a neuron
that fires has an inhibitory effect on its neighbor? (This makes intuitive
since the basilar membrane accomplishes a "frequency-to-place"
transformation ...)

Bob Adams

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