Bekesy


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Bé·ké·sy

(bā'kā-shē),
Georg von, Hungarian biophysicist in U.S. and Nobel laureate, 1899-1972. See: Békésy audiometer, Békésy audiometry.
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A type of Bekesy instrument for measuring vibrometric tactile thresholds was refined by Stenfeldt et al.
This effect was observed firs by von Bekesy already in the fifties of 20th century (Bekesy, 1960).
20,21) Kobrak and von Bekesy found that in human cadavers' ears the stapes changed its mode of vibration at high intensities in such a way that less energy was transmitted to the cochlea.
Georg von Bekesy (1) performed critical studies in the auditory and someasthetic modalities, Walter Freeman (19) conducted studies in the olfactory, King, Xie, Zheng and Pribram (22) in the somatosensory, and Pribram, Sharafat, and Beekman (31) have shown that cells in the sensorimotor cortex are tuned to specific frequencies of movement.
A consistent source in this area are the works of George von Bekesy; see George von Bekesy and W.
Tests conducted during phase 1 included tinnitus LM, tinnitus PM, MML, RI, Bekesy, and forced-choice double staircase (FCDS).
The first automatic audiometer was developed by Bekesy in 1947, and his technique is referred to as Bekesy audiometry [27].
Testing with the TES included threshold, LM, PM, MML, RI, FCDS, and Bekesy testing.
Measures of central tendency and spread were computed from the Bekesy continuous and pulse tone responses at both 1 kHz and at the PM frequency.
FCDS results clearly indicated poor comprehension of the testing concept, while the Bekesy testing added excessive length to the test battery.
The Bekesy and RI components were removed from the test battery.
This principle of function of mammalian cochlea was firstly described by Georg von Bekesy and it was also verified by experimental measurements (Bekesy, 1960).