Perception of mechanical vibrations: hearing

  • G. Ádám


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.


Hair Cell Tympanic Membrane Auditory Cortex Basilar Membrane Auditory Pathway 


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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Ádám
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  1. 1.Eötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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