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Unformatted text preview: ort Basilar Membrane Basilar Membrane Basilar membrane bounces up and down stereocilia are sheared back and forth under the tectorial membrane. When stereocilia are pulled, the hair cell depolarizes. This signal is transmitted to the auditory nerve to the brainstem. Basilar membrane Basilar membrane The basilar membrane is actually thinner and narrower at the base of the cochlea than at the tip (apex) High frequencies vibrate at the base of the cochlea and to low frequencies at the apex. It is the properties of the basilar membrane that set up this gradien...
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