Fast adaptation in the mammalian cochlea: A conserved mechanism for cochlear amplification

Meredith Strassmaier, Peter G. Gillespie

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In fish and amphibians, auditory cells use a rapid channel reclosure mechanism to amplify and discriminate sound stimuli. New evidence from Kennedy et. al. suggests that mammalian outer hair cells also use a similar form of fast adaptation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)790-791
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003


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  • Neuroscience(all)

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