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Last Update: July 2009

Selected portions of the book, HEARING: A 21st CENTURY PARADIGM are available here for downloading and review. Although Chapters 1 through 8 are now published, the author would appreciate any comments concerning any of this material.

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Support Documents to HEARING: A 21st CENTURY PARADIGM

File TitleSize of FileStatus of file
Frontmatter: Title, Short & Long Tables of Contents
List of Figures & Preface
2.0 MBPublished
The complete GLOSSARY & Index 3.0 MBPublished
Errata to Released Volume 425 KBPublished


Main Chapters of the Text with individual indeces

File TitleSize of FileStatus of file
Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview of Hearing, 4.0 MB Published
Chapter 2, The Anatomy & Morphology of Hearing5.0 MBPublished
Chapter 3, The Electrolytic Theory of the Neuron5.7 MBPublished
Chapter 4, The Physiology of Hearing, 32.1 MB Ver. 2.0 Pub.
Chapter 5, Stage 1 Signal Generation at the OHC & IHC 8.1 MBPublished
Chapter 6, Stage 2, Signal Processing 4.3 MBPublished
Chapter 7, Stage 3 Signal Projection 8.2 MBPublished
Chapter 8, Stage 4, 5 & 6: Signal Manipulation, Cognition & Response 13.6 MBPublished
Chapter 9, Overview of system performance & path to the summary3.68 MBWorking Draft
Chapter 10, Disorders of the Auditory System     - - - MBWorking Draft

The complete text of HEARING: A 21st CENTURY PARADIGM with a composite index

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The Full Text with composite index                                                              
281.0 MBPublished


File TitleSize of FileStatus of file
Append E Sensor Neuron Simulations35 KBBLOG type
Append F Why are Cochlea Always Coiled?
They do not work if uncoiled & why
1.3 MBPDF file
Append L Dolphin Echolocation Case Study
A major investigation into this mechanism
3.1 MBPDF file
Append M Tectorial Membrane Case Study
Details on its properties
1.1 MBPDF file
Append N Chronology of the role of the basilar membrane
Notes on Falsifying cochlear mechanics based on the basilar membrane
10 KBPDF file
Append R Human Echolocation Case Study
A remarkable seldom used capability
300 KBPDF file
Append S Language
The framework of human, and potentially more general, language
665 KBPDF file
Append W One-dimensional wave analyses
Why the methodology is flawed & Background
415 KBPDF file