Basilar Membrane Vibration Examined with the Mössbauer Technique

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Science  20 Oct 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3799, pp. 389-390
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3799.389


The tuning curve has been measured, in vivo, at a point approximately 1.5 millimeters from the stapes in the first turn of the guinea pig cochlea. Curves for constant stapes movement and constant sound pressure were obtained over the range 350 hertz to 30 kilohertz, with an amplitude peak at about 18 kilohertz.