Nato Science Series A:

Cochlear Mechanisms: Structure, Function, and Models

Editors: Wilson, J. (Ed.)

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Great advances have been made in understanding hearing in recent years. In particular, the mechanical function of the cochlea has become the focus of intense interest. This started in one direction, with the discovery of otoacoustic emissions in 1978, which required active mechanical amplification processes, as first postulated by Gold in 1948. Direct evidence for the role of this mechanism in sharpening-up the otherwise poor, basilar membrane tuning properties, was provided in 1982; and in 1983, motility was shown in outer hair cells. In parallel, an immense amount of work has been done on the electrophysiology of hair cells, following the first intracellular recordings in 1977. Over a longer time scale, models of basilar membrane motion have been developed and refined, and recently much effort has been put into incorporating active mechanisms and non-linear processes. It seemed an opportune time to bring together the leading workers in these various areas, to take stock of the whole field and to stimulate further progress. This book represents the proceedings of a NATO ARW on the Mechanics of Hearing held at the University of Keele, 3-8 July, 1988. The conception of the meeting owes much to earlier meetings held in Boston in 1985 (Peripheral Auditory Mechallisms, Eds. J.B. Allen, J.L.

Table of contents (43 chapters)

  • Structural Organization of the Mammalian Auditory Hair Cells in Relation to Micromechanics

    Lim, D. J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Observations on the Cytoskeleton and Related Structures of Mammalian Cochlear Hair Cells

    Hackney, C. M. (et al.)

    Pages 11-20

  • A Comparative Study of Actin Filaments in Cochlear Hair Cells: Outer Hair Cells in the Apex of the Guinea Pig Cochlea Contain a Unique Ultrastructural Feature

    Carlisle, L. (et al.)

    Pages 21-28

  • The Lateral Walls of Inner and Outer Hair Cells

    Forge, Andrew

    Pages 29-35

  • Tip-Link Organization in Relation to the Structure and Orientation of Stereovillar Bundles

    Pickles, J. O. (et al.)

    Pages 37-44

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cochlear Mechanisms: Structure, Function, and Models
Editors
  • J. Wilson
Series Title
Nato Science Series A:
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5640-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5640-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5642-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 506
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