Auditory Nerve Excitation via a Non-traveling Wave Mode of Basilar Membrane Motion

Huang, Stanley; Olson, Elizabeth S.

Basilar membrane (BM) motion and auditory nerve fiber (ANF) tuning are generally very similar, but the ANF had appeared to be unresponsive to a plateau mode of BM motion that occurs at frequencies above an ANF‘s characteristic frequency (CF). We recorded ANF responses from the gerbil, concentrating on this supra-CF region. We observed a supra-CF plateau in ANF responses at high stimulus level, indicating that the plateau mode of BM motion can be excitatory.


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Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology

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Biomedical Engineering
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May 4, 2012