ELECTRICAL STIMULATION MODEL OF THE AUDITORY NERVE: STOCHASTIC RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS.
The authors are developing a neurophysiological model for electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve that is intended to improve their ability to design electrode arrays and speech processing systems for cochlear implant recipients. Here they consider the stochastic component of such a neural model, examining an important relationship between the anatomy and the physiology of auditory nerve fibers. In particular they use A. A. Verveen and H. E. Derksen's (1968) stochastic model to predict the shape of a fiber's probability-of-firing function on the basis of simple anatomical measurements.