Reverse Engineering the Cetacean Ear to Extract Audiograms
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.
KeywordsBasilar Membrane Spiral Ligament Cyanoacrylate Glue Force Probe Scala Tympani
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