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Biomedical Sciences - Neuroscience | The Cochlea

The Cochlea

Dallos, Peter, Fay, Richard R. (Eds.)

1996, XII, 551 p.

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Knowledge about the structure and function of the inner ear is vital to an understanding of vertebrate hearing. This volume presents a detailed overview of the mammalian cochlea from its anatomy and physiology to its biophysics and biochemistry. The nine review chapters, written by internationally distinguished auditory researchers, provide a detailed and unified introduction to sound processing in the cochlea and the steps by which the ensuing signals are prepared for the central nervous system.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Nervous System - anatomy - biochemistry - biology - central nervous system - ear - hearing - neurobiology - neurotransmitter - physiology

Related subjects » Human Physiology - Neuroscience

Table of contents 

1 Overview: Cochlear Neurobiology.- 2 Structure of the Mammalian Cochlea.- 3 Homeostatic Mechanisms in the Cochlea.- 4 Cochlear Micromechanics and Macromechanics.- 5 Mechanics of the Cochlea: Modeling Efforts.- 6 Physiology of Mammalian Cochlear Hair Cells.- 7 Outer Hair Cell Motility.- 8 Physiology of Olivocochlear Efferents.- 9 Neurotransmitters and Synaptic Transmission.

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