Auditory Hair Cell-Afferent Fiber Synapses Are Specialized to Operate at Their Best Frequencies

Auditory afferent fiber activity is driven by high-fidelity information transfer from the sensory hair cell. Presynaptic specializations, posited to maintain fidelity, are investigated at synapses with characteristic frequencies of 120 Hz and 320 Hz. Morphological data indicate that high-frequency cells have more synapses and higher vesicle density near… CONTINUE READING