The Cochlea

Hardcover | June 20, 1996

EditorPeter Dallos, Richard R Fay

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Knowledge about the structure and function of the inner ear is vital to an understanding of vertebrate hearing. This volume presents a detailed overview of the mammalian cochlea from its anatomy and physiology to its biophysics and biochemistry. The nine review chapters, written by internationally distinguished auditory researchers, provide a detailed and unified introduction to sound processing in the cochlea and the steps by which the ensuing signals are prepared for the central nervous system.

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Knowledge about the structure and function of the inner ear is vital to an understanding of vertebrate hearing. This volume presents a detailed overview of the mammalian cochlea from its anatomy and physiology to its biophysics and biochemistry. The nine review chapters, written by internationally distinguished auditory researchers, pr...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:563 pagesPublished:June 20, 1996Publisher:Springer New York

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ISBN - 10:0387944494

ISBN - 13:9780387944494

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview * Structure of the Mammalian Cochlea * Homeostatic Mechanisms in the Cochlea * Cochlear Mechanics and Micromechanics * Mechanics of the Cochlea * Physiology of Mammalian Cochlear Hair Cells * Outer Hair Motility * The Physiology of Olivocochlear Efferents * Neurotransmitters and Synaptic Transmission