Force transmission in the organ of Corti micromachine.

Abstract

Auditory discrimination is limited by the performance of the cochlea whose acute sensitivity and frequency tuning are underpinned by electromechanical feedback from the outer hair cells. Two processes may underlie this feedback: voltage-driven contractility of the outer hair cell body and active motion of the hair bundle. Either process must exert its… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2010.03.052

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