Mechanisms of hearing question

Kalman Rubinson kr4 at is2.nyu.edu
Tue Dec 15 11:09:32 EST 1998


F. Frank LeFever (flefever at ix.netcom.com) wrote:
> I will venture one more question from the depths of my raw
> half-knowledge: there has been much attention in the past couple of
> years to the idea that neural noise enhances detection of extremely
> weak signals: is this relevant to the point Dider makes about cats
> detecting signals below the level of Brownian movement? 

Nice discussion of stochastic resonance in Scientific American, August
1995 by Moss and Wiesenfeld:  The Benefits of Background Noise. 

Kal



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