A New Hypothesis on the Frequency Discrimination of the Cochlea


BULUT E., UZUN C., ÖZTÜRK L., Turan P., KANTER M., Arbak S.

JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY, vol.13, no.2, pp.204-210, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/iao.2017.2027
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL ADVANCED OTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-210

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Medial olivocochlear efferent (MOCE) neurons innervate outer hair cells (OHCs) of the cochlea, which in turn leads to basilar membrane motion. We hypothesized that MOCE-induced alterations in basilar membrane motion, independent of traveling waves, is responsible for the cochlear frequency discrimination of sound.