The role of distributed viscoelastic coupling in sensory adaptation in an insect mechanoreceptor

@article{Chapman1979TheRO,
  title={The role of distributed viscoelastic coupling in sensory adaptation in an insect mechanoreceptor},
  author={Karen M. Chapman and Judith L. Mosinger and Robert B. Duckrow},
  journal={Journal of comparative physiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={131},
  pages={1-12}
}
1. Time-dependent mechanical coupling in proprioceptive campaniform sensilla of the cockroach leg was investigated by measuring the compliance of the sensillar cap with punctate, sinusoidal mechanical stimuli at forcing frequencies ranging 3 mHz (0.003 Hz) to 100 Hz. Coupling was described in terms of linear transfer functions for cap compliance and for sensory discharge sensitivity to both cap indentation and applied force. 2. Most sensilla stiffened viscoelastically as a power of frequency… CONTINUE READING

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