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Active traveling wave in the cochlea

Duke, T; Julicher, F; (2003) Active traveling wave in the cochlea. PHYS REV LETT , 90 (15) , Article 158101. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.158101. Green open access

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Abstract

A sound stimulus entering the inner ear excites a deformation of the basilar membrane which travels along the cochlea towards the apex. It is well established that this wavelike disturbance is amplified by an active system. Recently, it has been proposed that the active system consists of a set of self-tuned critical oscillators which automatically operate at an oscillatory instability. Here, we show how the concepts of a traveling wave and of self-tuned critical oscillators can be combined to describe the nonlinear wave in the cochlea.

Type: Article
Title: Active traveling wave in the cochlea
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.158101
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.90.158101
Language: English
Additional information: © 2003 The American Physical Society
Keywords: OUTER HAIR-CELLS, BASILAR-MEMBRANE, MECHANICAL STIMULATION, AMPLIFIER, HEARING, AMPLIFICATION, OSCILLATIONS, NONLINEARITY, RESPONSES
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/112772
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