Basic and clinical physiology of the inner ear receptors and their neural pathways in the brain.

@article{Sohmer2000BasicAC,
  title={Basic and clinical physiology of the inner ear receptors and their neural pathways in the brain.},
  author={Haim Sohmer and Sharon Freeman},
  journal={Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology},
  year={2000},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={367-74}
}
The six receptors of the inner ear (cochlea, two otolith organs and three semicircular canals) share a common transduction unit made up of a sensory hair cell, a first order sensory neuron and the synapse between them. Displacement of the stereocilia in a particular direction leads to excitation of the hair cell and activation of the neuron. Electrical and mechanical reflections of these stages of transduction can be recorded non-invasively in humans and in animals. These include cochlear… CONTINUE READING