basilar membrane

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a membrane in the cochlea that supports the organ of Corti

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Longitudinal pattern of basilar membrane vibration in the sensitive cochlea, Proceeding of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America, Vol.
Consequently, local stimulation of nerve endings along different parts of the basilar membrane according to the place theory would be needed [19-20].
In his animated film, the cochlea is shown cut open and unrolled to make it easier to see what happens to the basilar membrane as the frequency of the incoming sound wave changes (see illustration).
The basilar membrane has different thickness and width along its length which induce frequency dependent location of maximum amplitude of vibration on the basilar membrane.
Microscopically, hyperplasiain the endothelium of the basilar membrane is evident early in the primitive stage of development, which is followed by fibrosis with decreased cellularity in the involution phase.
Recent studies have determined the relationship between the progression of characteristic frequencies along the basilar membrane [9] and the comparable frequency versus position map of neurons in the spiral ganglion [10-11].
This kinetic energy is then conducted to the cochlea and finally to the basilar membrane.
One cause for this is that the basilar membrane in the cochlea appears to lose some of its elasticity which adversely affects hearing.
The scientists suggest that the contractile proteins within these unusual cells pull on external fibers that are attached to the long, spiraling inner-ear structure called the basilar membrane.
A mechanism of transformation and decomposition of signals is based on special mechanical behaviour of the basilar membrane at what sense cells are located.
5] It has been proposed that these bubbles disturb the propagation of the traveling wave of the basilar membrane.