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September 13, 1976

Auditory System: Physiology (CNS), Behavioral Studies, Psychoacoustics

Author Affiliations

University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville

JAMA. 1976;236(11):1296. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270120062039

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This book is Part 2 of a three-book series on the auditory system, which is part of the larger nine volume, 23-book Handbook of Sensory Physiology. The publishers are to be complimented for undertaking this monumental task today when publishing costs are soaring. Realizing that the market for this set will be limited primarily to institutions, the publishers chose to be complete rather than restrict portions for economy's sake.

Part 2 continues the excellent discussion of all aspects of the auditory system begun in Part 1 by Keidel and Neff. Again, some of the finest workers in the field of auditory physiology have written chapters. E. F. Evans authored the 108-page Chapter 1 on the cochlear nerve and cochlear nucleus, and the 13-page bibliography indicates the thoroughness with which he approached the subject.

W. D. Neff, one of the editors, has written an excellent chapter with I. T. Diamond and