Inner hair cell responses to the velocity of basilar membrane motion in the guinea pig

Alfred L. Nuttall, M. Christian Brown, Robert I. Masta, Merle Lawrence

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Triangular wave acoustic stimulation at 200 Hz produced the expected square wave cochlear microphonic at the round window membrane and within the scala media. Intracellular recordings from inner hair cells (IHC) of the first cochlear turn showed a combination waveform having both spike impulse and square wave features. The IHC response suggests a sensitivity of these cells to both the displacement and to the velocity of basilar membrane motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-174
Number of pages4
JournalBrain research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 27 1981



  • basilar membrane
  • cochlea
  • displacement response
  • guinea pig
  • inner hair cell
  • intracellular recording
  • organ of Corti
  • velocity response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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