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Cochlear Summating Potentials: Composition

Science  06 Nov 1970:
Vol. 170, Issue 3958, pp. 641-644
DOI: 10.1126/science.170.3958.641

Abstract

The potential difference across the cochlear partition and the overall potential level of a given cochlear cross section were measured as functions of stimulus parameters and spatial location. It was confirmed that the potential difference is negative in the vicinity of greatest excitation, and it was discovered that in the same region the overall potential level is positive.

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