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July 1980

Auditory Investigation

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex


by H. A. Beagley et al, 600 pp, with illus, $95, New York, Oxford University Press, 1980.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(7):446. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790310070026

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H. A. Beagley and coauthors undertook the very ambitious task of compiling, in one volume, a broad summary of the current and most recent research methods being used in investigations of auditory nervous system function. The volume is written, not as a textbook compiling the latest findings in the various research areas, but as a source book concentrating on the day-to-day problems of designing and conducting laboratory research. The volume is broken into three parts.

Part I (chapters 1 to 6) is concerned with problems of instrumentation and includes chapters on methods for generating, displaying, recording, measuring, and analyzing signals. Also included are chapters on the latest in laboratory computer technology as well as one on the "how" and "why" of selecting electrodes for electrophysiological experiments.

Part II (chapters 7 to 9) is concerned with the auditory stimulus itself and includes chapters on what kinds of stimuli are available for

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