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Perception of mechanical vibrations: hearing

  • G. Ádám

Abstract

According to Sherrington’s classification the auditory apparatus belongs to the class of mechanoreceptors. It is a system specialized to receive mechanical vibrations between 16 and 20,000 Hz (hertz = cycles per second). The information processing of the auditory apparatus resembles that of the visual system in many ways.

Keywords

Hair Cell Tympanic Membrane Auditory Cortex Basilar Membrane Auditory Pathway 
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Copyright information

© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ádám
    • 1
  1. 1.Eötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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