Auditory Biophysics and Simulation Laboratory

Department of Biomedical Engineering
44 Cummington Street, Boston, MA 02215
Principal Investigators: David C. Mountain, Allyn E. Hubbard

Publications

Book Chapters and Conference Proceedings

Mountain, D.C., Anderson, D., and Brughera, A. (2012).  Using EarLab to Study Masking Due to Anthropogenic Sound. In: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, A.N. Popper and A. Hawkins, Eds., Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 730:221-223.

Mountain, D.C., Anderson, D., Brughera, A., Cross, M., Houser, D.S., Musleh, N., Porter, M., and Siderius, M. (2012).  The ESME workbench: simulating the impact of anthropogenic sound on marine mammals. In:
The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, A.N. Popper and A. Hawkins, Eds., Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 730:217-219.

Tubelli A, Zosuls A, Ketten D, Mountain DC. (2012). Prediction of a mysticete audiogram via finite element analysis of the middle ear. In: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, A.N. Popper and A. Hawkins, Eds., Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 730:57-59.

Zosuls A., Newburg S.O., Ketten D.R., and Mountain D.C. (2012) Reverse engineering the cetacean ear to extract audiograms. In: The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, A.N. Popper and A. Hawkins, Eds., Adv. Exp.
Med. Biol. 730:61-63

Kim, D.J., Mountain, D.C., and Hubbard, A.E. (2011). How Much Do Somatic and Hair Bundle Motility Contribute to Cochlear Amplification? AIP Conf. Proc. 1403: 632-637.

Mountain, D.C. (2011).  Medial Cochlear Efferent Function: A Theoretical Analysis. AIP Conf. Proc. 1403:238-243.

Tubelli, A.A., Zosuls, A., Ketten, D.R., and Mountain, D.C. (2011). Biomechanical Analysis of Hearing in Whales Using Nanoindentation and the Finite Element Method.  AIP Conf. Proc. 1403:473-478.

Zagadou, B.F., and Mountain, D.C. (2011). Can Outer Hair Cells Actively Pump Fluid into the Tunnel of Corti? AIP Conf. Proc. 1403: 658-663.

Zosuls, A., Rupprecht, L.C., and Mountain, D.C. (2011). Characterizing Wave Propagation in the Organ of Corti with Stroboscopic Imaging.  AIP Conf. Proc. 1403: 438-443.

Hubbard, A., Xing, X., Yang ,Z., Pu, Y., Gore ,T., Kelsall, S., Nourzad-Karl, M., Ziph-Schatzberg ,L., Mountain, D., Freedman, D., Karl, C.,; Cohen, H., and Deligeorges, S. (2009). Biologically
inspired circuitry that mimics mammalian hearing. Proceedings of SPIE;7321:732109 - 732109-12

Lu, S., Mountain, D.C., and Hubbard A.E. (2009).  Is stereocilia velocity or displacement feedback used in the cochlear amplifier?  In: Concepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing, N.P Cooper and D.T. Kemp, eds.  World Scientific, Singapore, pp 297-302. [PDF]

Newburg, S.O., Zosuls, A., Barbone, P. and Mountain, D.C. (2009) Mechanical response of the basilar membrane to lateral micromanipulation.  In: Concepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing, N.P Cooper and D.T. Kemp, eds.  World Scientific, Singapore, pp 240-246. [PDF]

Zhang, X. and Mountain, D.C. (2009).  Distortion product emissions: where do they come from?  In: Concepts and Challenges in the Biophysics of Hearing: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on the Mechanics of Hearing, N.P Cooper and D.T. Kemp, eds.  World Scientific, Singapore, pp 48-54.

Morland, C. and Mountain, D. (2008) Design of a Sonar System for Visually Impaired Humans. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Auditory Display. [PDF]

Mountain, D.C. and Guelke, J.K. (2008). Genetics, genealogy, and geography.  In: Geography and Genealogy: Locating Personal Pasts, D. J. Timothy and J. K. Guelke, eds.  Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Hubbard, A.E., Lu, S., Spisak, J., and Mountain, D.C.  (2006) The evolution of multi-compartment cochlear models.   In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory Mechanisms: Processes and Models, A.L. Nuttall, T. Ren, P. Gillespie, K. Grosh, and E. de Boer Eds. World Scientific, Singapore. pp 458-464. [PDF]

Bustard, G.D., Mountain, D.C. and Hubbard, A.E. (2006).  A 3D finite element model of the gerbil cochlea.  In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory Mechanisms: Processes and Models, A.L. Nuttall, T. Ren, P. Gillespie, K. Grosh, and E. de Boer Eds. World Scientifi, Singapore c. pp 510-511 [PDF]

Chen., F., Cohen, H.I., Mountain, D.C., Zosuls, A., and Hubbard, A.E. (2006) A hydro-mechanical biomimetic cochlea: Experiments and models. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory Mechanisms: Processes and Models, A.L. Nuttall, T. Ren, P. Gillespie, K. Grosh, and E. de Boer Eds. World Scientific, Singapore, pp 502-503 [PDF]

Lu, S., Spisak, J., Mountain, D.C., and Hubbard, A.E. (2006). A new multicompartment model of the cochlea.   In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory Mechanisms: Processes and Models, A.L. Nuttall, T. Ren, P. Gillespie, K. Grosh, and E. de Boer Eds. World Scientific, Singapore, pp 508-509. [PDF]

Miller, B.S, Newburg, S.O., Zosuls, A., and Mountain, D.C. (2006) Biomechanics of Dolphin Hearing: A comparison of Middle and Inner Ear Stiffness with other Mammalian Species.   In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory Mechanisms: Processes and Models, A.L. Nuttall, T. Ren, P. Gillespie, K. Grosh, and E. de Boer Eds. World Scientific, Singapore. pp 121-123. [PDF]

Mountain, D.C. and Hubbard, A.E. (2005).  What stimulates the inner hair cells?  In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Auditory Mechanisms: Processes and Models, A.L. Nuttall, T. Ren, P. Gillespie, K. Grosh, and E. de Boer Eds. World Scientifi, Singapore c. pp 466-472.

Hubbard, A.E., Mountain, D.C. and Chen, F. (2003) Time-domain responses from a nonlinear sandwich model of the cochlea.  In: Biophysics of the Cochlea: from Molecule to Model. A.W. Gummer, E. Dalhoff, M. Nowotny, M. Scherer (Eds.). World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 351-357. [PDF]

Karavitaki, D.D. and Mountain, D.C. (2003) Is the cochlear amplifier a fluid pump? In: Biophysics of the Cochlea: from Molecule to Model. A.W. Gummer, E. Dalhoff, M. Nowotny, M. Scherer (Eds.). World Scientific, Singapore, pp. 310-311. [PDF]

Mountain, D.C., Hubbard, A.E.,  Ketten, D.R. and O’Malley, J. (2003) The helicotrema: Measurements and models In: Biophysics of the Cochlea: from Molecule to Model. A.W. Gummer, E. Dalhoff, M. Nowotny, M. Scherer (Eds.). World Scientific, Singapore, pp.393-399. [PDF]

Mountain, D.C.  (2002). Auditory Periphery and Cochlear Nucleus.  In: Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks (2nd Edition)  M. Arbib, ed, MIT Press, Cambridge pp. 127-131. [PDF]

Hubbard, A.E.,  Shatz, L., Yang, Z and  Mountain, D.C. (2000)  Multi‑mode cochlear models.  In: Symposium on Recent Developments in Auditory Mechanics, H. Wada, T. Takasaka, K. Ikeda, K. Ohyama, T. Koike eds. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 167-173. [PDF]

Mountain, D.C. Nakajima, H.H.,  Rafee, S., and  Hubbard, A.E. (2000)  Forward and reverse traveling waves in the gerbil cochlea.  In: Symposium on Recent Developments in Auditory Mechanics, H. Wada, T. Takasaka, K. Ikeda, K. Ohyama, T. Koike eds. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp.102-108. [PDF]

Naidu, R.C. and Mountain, D.C. (2000) Longitudinal coupling within the basilar membrane and reticular lamina. In: Symposium on Recent Developments in Auditory Mechanics, H. Wada, T. Takasaka, K. Ikeda, K. Ohyama, T. Koike eds. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore,  pp 123-129. [PDF]

Nakajima, H.H., Hubbard, A.E. and Mountain D.C. (2000) A physiologically‑based nonlinear active feedback model of the cochlea.  In: Symposium on Recent Developments in Auditory Mechanics, H. Wada, T. Takasaka, K. Ikeda, K. Ohyama, T. Koike eds. World Scientific Publishing, Singapore, pp. 202-208.

Mountain, D.C., Grasso, F.W., Consi, T.R. and Atema, J. (1999) Simulating olfactory scene analysis with a biomimetic robot. In: Proceedings of the IEEE 25th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference.  M.D. Nowak, RS.. Adrezin, and D.J. Leone eds.  pp. 46-47.

Deligeorges, S. and Mountain D.C. (1997) A Model for Periodicity Coding in the Auditory System. Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research, 1997, J.M Bower ed., Plenum, pp 609‑616. [PDF]

Singh, S. and Mountain, D.C. (1997) A Model for Duration Coding in the Inferior Colliculus.  In: Computational Neuroscience: Trends in Research, 1997, J.M Bower ed., Plenum, pp 497-503. [PDF]

Hubbard, A.E., Ramachandran, P., and Mountain, D.C. (1997)  A cochlear traveling-wave amplifier model with realistic scala media and haircell electrical properties:  comparison of electrically-evoked emissions and basilar membrane velocity.  In: Diversity in Auditory Mechanics ER Lewis, GR Long, RF Lyon, PM Narins, CR Steele, and E Hecht Poinar eds, World Scientific Publishing, pp. 420‑426.

Karavitaki, K.D.,  Mountain, D.C. and Cody, A.R. (1997).  Electrically-evoked micromechanical movements from the apical turn of the gerbil cochlea.  In: Diversity in Auditory Mechanics ER Lewis, GR Long, RF Lyon, PM Narins, CR Steele, and E Hecht Poinar eds, World Scientific Publishing, pp. 392‑398.

Naidu, R.C. and Mountain, D.C. (1997) Multiple stiffness gradients in the cochlea?.  In: Diversity in Auditory Mechanics ER Lewis, GR Long, RF Lyon, PM Narins, CR Steele, and E Hecht Poinar eds, World Scientific Publishing, pp. 542‑548.

Nakajima, H.H., Mountain, D.C. and Hubbard, A.E. (1997).  Electrically-evoked emission magnitude is an approximately linear function of current level near characteristic frequency and very nonlinear at low frequencies.  In: Diversity in Auditory Mechanics ER Lewis, GR Long, RF Lyon, PM Narins, CR Steele, and E Hecht Poinar eds, World Scientific Publishing, pp. 399-405.

Zhang, L., Mountain, D.C. and Hubbard, A.E. (1997).  Shape and stiffness changes of the organ of Corti from base to apex cannot predict characteristic frequency changes: are multiple modes the answer?.  In: Diversity in Auditory Mechanics ER Lewis, GR Long, RF Lyon, PM Narins, CR Steele, and E Hecht Poinar eds, World Scientific Publishing, pp. 472‑478.

Mountain, D.C. (1996).  Introduction.  In: Neural Representation of Temporal Patterns, E. Covey, H. Hawkins, T. McMullen, and R. Port eds, Plenum, New York.

Grasso, F., Consi, T., Mountain, D. and Atema, J., (1996) Locating Odor Sources in Turbulence with a Lobster Inspired Robot. in From Animals to Animats, Proc. SAB '96 (Maes, P., Mataric, M.J., Meyer, J-A., Pollack, J. and Wilson, S.W.).  pp. 104-112.

Hubbard, A.E. and Mountain, D.C. (1996).  Analysis and synthesis of cochlear mechanical function using models.  In: Auditory Computation, Springer Handbook of Auditory Research, H.L. Hawkins, T.A  McMullen, A.N. Popper, and R.R Fay. eds, Springer Verlag, New York pp 62-120.

Mountain, D.C. and Hubbard, A.E. (1996).  Computational analysis of hair cell and auditory nerve processes. In: Auditory Computation, Springer Handbook of Auditory Research,  H.L. Hawkins, T.A  McMullen, A.N. Popper, and R.R Fay. eds, Springer Verlag, New York pp 121-156.

Mountain, D.C.  (1995). Auditory Periphery and Cochlear Nucleus.  In: Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks  M. Arbib, ed, MIT Press, Cambridge, pp 115-119. [PDF]

Hubbard, A.E., Gonzales, D. and Mountain, D.C. (1993).  A nonlinear traveling-wave amplifier model of the cochlea.  In: Biophysics of hair cell sensory systems.  Eds. Duifhuis, H., Horst, J.W., van Dijk, P. and van Netten, S.  World Scientific Publishing pp. 370-376. [PDF]

Mountain, D.C., Hubbard, A.E., Nakajima, H.H. and Xue, S. (1993).  Two modes of traveling-wave propagation in the cochlea.  In:  Biophysics of hair cell sensory systems.  Eds. Duifhuis, H., Horst, J.W., van Dijk, P. and van Netten, S.  World Scientific Publishing pp. 409.

Olson, E. S. and Mountain, D. C. (1993). Probing the cochlear partition's micromechanical properties with measurements of radial and longitudinal stiffness variations. In:  Biophysics of hair cell sensory systems.  Eds. Duifhuis, H., Horst, J.W., van Dijk, P. and van Netten, S.  World Scientific Publishing pp. 280-287. [PDF]

Xue, S. Mountain, D.C. and Hubbard, A.E. (1993).  Direct measurement of  electrically-evoked basilar membrane motion.  In:   Biophysics of hair cell sensory systems.  Eds. Duifhuis, H., Horst, J.W., van Dijk, P. and van Netten, S.  World Scientific Publishing pp. 361-368.

Dolphin, W.F. and Mountain, D.C. (1991) Scalp potentials follow the low frequency envelope of complex acoustic stimuli.  Proceedings of the 17th Northeast Bioengineering Conference, pp. 215-216. [PDF]

Nakajima, H. H., Olson, E.S., Mountain, D.C. and Hubbard, A.E. (1991) Electrically evoked emissions and acoustic trauma.  Proceedings of the 17th Northeast Bioengineering Conference, pp. 213-14. [PDF]

Xue, Shuwan, Mountain, D.C. and Hubbard, A.E. (1991) Acoustic enhancement of electrically evoked otoacoustic emissions: experiment and model results. Proceedings of the 17th Northeast Bioengineering Conference, pp. 217-18. [PDF]

Olson, E.S. and Mountain, D.C. (1990) In vivo measurement of basilar membrane stiffness.  In: Mechanics and Biophysics of Hearing.  P. Dallos, C.D. Geisler, J.W. Matthews, M. Ruggero and C.R. Steele eds., Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 296-303. [PDF]

Hubbard, A.E., Nakajima, H.H., Olson, E.S. and Mountain, D.C.  (1990) Sound induced changes in electrically evoked cochlear emissions.  In: Mechanics and Biophysics of Hearing.  P. Dallos, C.D. Geisler, J.W. Matthews, M. Ruggero and C.R. Steele eds. Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 186-93. [PDF]

Mountain, D.C. and Cody, A.R. (1989)  Mechanical coupling between inner and outer hair cells in the mammalian cochlea.  In   Cochlear Mechanisms - Structure, Function and Models. J.P. Wilson and D.T. Kemp, eds. Plenum Press, New York,  pp. 153‑60.

Mountain, D.C. (1987)  Sensory receptors.  In Handbook of Bio­engineering,  S. Skalak and S. Chien, eds., McGraw‑Hill, New York,  pp. 29.1‑29.16.

Mountain,  D.C. (1986)  Electromechanical properties of hair cells.  In  Neurobiology of Hearing, R. Altschuler, R. Bobbin, eds., Raven Press,  pp. 77‑90. [PDF]

Hubbard, A.E.,  Mountain, D.C. and  LePage, E.L., (1986)  Furosemide affects ear‑canal emissions produced by the injection of AC currents into scala media.  In Peripheral Auditory Mechanisms, J. Hall, A. Hubbard, S. Neely, and A. Tubis, eds., Springer Verlag, New York. [PDF]

Mountain, D.C. (1986) Active filtering by hair cells.  In Peripheral Auditory Mechanisms, J. Hall, A. Hubbard, S.Neely, and A. Tubis, eds., Springer Verlag, New York, pp. 179-188. [PDF]

Mountain, D.C., Hubbard, A.E. and McMullen, T.A. (1983).  Electromechanical processes in the cochlea.  In Mechanics of Hearing. E. de Boer, M.A. Viergever, eds., Delft University Press, Delft, pp. 119-126. [PDF]

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