The Auditory System for Mathematicians
Michael ReedThis will be an introductory lecture on the auditory system for mathematicians. I'll start with sound waves, discuss the outer, middle, and inner ears, the VIIIth nerve, and up into the brain stem. Then I'll outline work on sound localization, stochasticity, hyperacuity, and the ocular-vestibular reflex. The emphasis will be on mathematical issues and the need for new conceptual constructs.