Responses to sound of the basilar membrane of the mammalian cochlea

Mario A. Ruggero*

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Recent evidence shows that the frequency-specific non-linear properties of auditory nerve and inner hair cell responses to sound, including their sharp frequency tuning, are fully established in the vibration of the basilar membrane. In turn, the sensitivity, frequency selectivity and non-linear properties of basilar membrane responses probably result from an influence of the outer hair cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-456
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent opinion in neurobiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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