A Theory of Middle Ear Muscle Function at Moderate Sound Levels

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Science  02 Nov 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3540, pp. 590-592
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3540.590


The minor amplitude modulations of auditory input, which are introduced by the middle ear muscle acoustic reflex at moderate and low sound intensities in the cat, may contribute significantly to signal analysis or attention mechanisms of the auditory system.