A Model for Cochlear Vibrations Based on Feedback from Motile Outer Hair Cells

  • C. Daniel Geisler
  • Xueshan Shan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 87)

Abstract

In a previous paper (Geisler, 1986), a model of the effect of outer hair cell (OHC) motility on the movements of a radial strip of the cochlear partition was presented. When that model, slightly modified and extended, is incorporated into a simulation of the entire cochlea, it produces output with characteristics which match, to a surprising degree, those of the observed (or inferred) vibration patterns of the basilar membrane.

Keywords

Acoustics Corti Dallos 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Daniel Geisler
    • 1
  • Xueshan Shan
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Neurophysiology and of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer SciencesUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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