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Lec15- 2007 INTRODUCTORY ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY BIOAP 311/VETBM 346 FALL 2007 OUTLINE - LECTURE 15 Hearing. (Readings - Chapter 8 pages 111 thru 116) I. Major Topics/Concepts to be covered: 1. Basic design of the ear. 2. Mechanical coupling from the eardrum to the cochlea. 3. Anatomy of the cochlea. 4. Mechanoreceptors and transduction of sound. 5. Encoding of loudness and pitch. II. You will have learned the material when you can: 1. Rationalize the construction of the ear in terms of hearing. 2. Understand how movement of the basilar membrane encodes sound.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. Understand how construction of the cochlea relates to loudness and pitch. III. Sample Problems: 1. How would increasing the size of the eardrum affect sensitivity? 2. How would a lesion at the apex of the cochlea affect tone discrimination? 3. How would increasing the tension applied to the basilar membrane affect the frequency response of the ear? file:///C|/WINWORD/COURSES/31107/Lec15-07.htm8/15/2007 10:16:59 AM...
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course BIO 311 taught by Professor Baustian during the Fall '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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