the part of the cochlea of the inner ear responsible for breaking down incoming sound waveforms into their harmonic components.
a membrane running the length of the cochlea that contains the auditory receptor (hair) cells. 175
A membrane within the cochlea that vibrates in response to sound stimuli. The sensory structure of the ear (the organ of Corti) rides on top of the basilar membrane.
a membrane in the cochlea of the inner ear that separates the cochlear duct from the scala tympani and on which the spiral organ (organ of Corti) rests
is found in the cochlea and on it sits the organ of Corti. Its width and flexibility changes with distance along the cochlea, and these properties allow it to perform an important function in frequency tuning within the cochlea
The membrane that supports the organ of Corti and separates the cochlear duct from the scala tympani in the inner ear.
thin membrane which vibrates in response to movements of the liquid that fills the cochlea.
A membrane inside the cochlea which vibrates in response to sound and whose vibrations lead to activity in the auditory pathways
thin sheet of material which vibrates in response to movements in the liquid that fills the cochlea.
A membrane in the cochlea, an organ of the inner ear, containing hair cells that respond to the vibrations produced by sound.
BA-sill-ar MEM-brane The membrane beneath hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear that vibrates in response to sound. 653
a membrane in the cochlea or inner ear dividing the cochlea and supporting the auditory sensory structure
A long, thin tissue in the cochlea that contains the sensory neurons responsible for hearing. Through a complicated bio-mechanical arrangement, the basilar membrane achieves a form of spectral analysis where high and low frequencies cause maximum activation toward opposite ends of the membrane.
Found in the organ of Corti, it is the cellular membrane in which the hair cells are embedded. The basilar membrane moves in response to pressure waves in the cochlea, initiating a chain of events that results in a nerve impulse traveling to the brain.
The thin sheet of tissue which vibrates in response to movements in the liquid which fills the scalae of the cochlea.
Membrane extending the length of the cochlea in the inner ear that contains hair cells or nerve cells for hearing. Different sections of the basilar membrane respond better to different sound frequencies, which are perceived by the brain as pitches.
The basilar membrane within the cochlea of the inner ear separates two liquid filled tubes that run along the coil of the cochlea, the scala media and the scala tympani (see figure). The fluids in these two tubes, the endolymph and the perilymph are very different chemically, biochemically, and electrically. Therefore they have to be kept strictly separated.