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A model of the effect of outer hair cell motility on cochlear vibrations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3771375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A model of cochlear function is presented in which deformation forces within outer hair cells are assumed to occur in synchronized response to generator potentials. Assuming a 90 degree phase lag between the generator potentials and the deformation forces, it is shown that the forces act to reduce cochlear-partition damping and thus increase frequency selectivity. A number of other experimentally observed phenomena, such as the effects of efferent-fiber stimulation and electrical polarization, can also be accounted for with this model.
C D Geisler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hearing research     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0378-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hear. Res.     Publication Date:  1986  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-11     Completed Date:  1986-12-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7900445     Medline TA:  Hear Res     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Basilar Membrane / physiology
Cochlea / physiology*
Hair Cells, Auditory / physiology*
Models, Biological*
Neurons, Efferent / physiology
Pitch Perception / physiology
Vestibulocochlear Nerve / physiology
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