Accession Number : AD0762378

Title :   Acoustic Neurology Summary.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE BUREAU OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Bolie,Victor W.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The sequence of events in the reception of sound is as follows: Airborne sound passes unmodified (to a first approximation) through the outer ear and induces motion in the tympanic membrane. The tympanic membrane imparts its motion through the three bones of the middle ear (low pass filter) to the oval window of the inner ear, or cochlea. In the cochlea, the frequency contents of the input signal is transformed into a spatial distribution of coded nerve impulses which are sent to the central nervous system. The article discusses in some detail the process and how it relates to other studies in this area. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HEARING, PHYSIOLOGY), (*EAR, PHYSIOLOGY), AUDITORY PERCEPTION, NEUROLOGY, NERVOUS SYSTEM, SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE