Reverse Engineering the Cetacean Ear to Extract Audiograms

  • Aleks Zosuls
  • Seth O. Newburg
  • Darlene R. Ketten
  • David C. Mountain
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 730)

Abstract

The cochlear frequency-place map is believed to be an important determinant of the frequencies that a species can hear as well as the bandwidth of cochlear filters. Both features impact an animal’s ability to detect biologically significant sounds in noise. The cochlear frequency-place map is created in part by a stiffness gradient in the basilar membrane (BM) in which stiff regions respond best to high frequencies and more compliant regions respond best to low frequencies.

Keywords

Dust Carbide Cyanoacrylate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleks Zosuls
    • 1
  • Seth O. Newburg
    • 2
  • Darlene R. Ketten
    • 3
  • David C. Mountain
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston UniversityBostonUSA
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA
  3. 3.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA

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