Resonant tectorial membrane motion in the inner ear: its crucial role in frequency tuning.

@article{Gummer1996ResonantTM,
  title={Resonant tectorial membrane motion in the inner ear: its crucial role in frequency tuning.},
  author={A. Gummer and W. Hemmert and H. Zenner},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1996},
  volume={93 16},
  pages={
          8727-32
        }
}
  • A. Gummer, W. Hemmert, H. Zenner
  • Published 1996
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
The tectorial membrane has long been postulated as playing a role in the exquisite sensitivity of the cochlea. In particular, it has been proposed that the tectorial membrane provides a second resonant system, in addition to that of the basilar membrane, which contributes to the amplification of the motion of the cochlear partition. Until now, technical difficulties had prevented vibration measurements of the tectorial membrane and, therefore, precluded direct evidence of a mechanical resonance… Expand
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