Developmental alterations in the frequency map of the mammalian cochlea

@article{Echteler1989DevelopmentalAI,
  title={Developmental alterations in the frequency map of the mammalian cochlea},
  author={Stephen M. Echteler and Ellis Arjmand and Peter Dallos},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={341},
  pages={147-149}
}
THE position of an auditory hair cell along the length of the cochlea determines the sound frequency to which it is most sensitive. Receptors located near the proximal end (base) of the cochlea are maximally stimulated by high-frequency sounds; those occupying successively more distal (apical) positions respond best to progress-ively lower frequencies1. At present, it is unclear how this frequency place map emerges with respect to the development of the cochlea. It has been suggested, on the… CONTINUE READING