Development of frequency tuning in the auditory periphery

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The peripheral auditory organ, the cochlea, acts as a spectral analyzer resolving the frequency components of sound. During development the cochlea first responds to loud low-frequency sounds, and only gradually acquires the adult pattern of increased sensitivity and an expanded high-frequency range. This evolution of function may result in part from the gradual maturation of hair cell properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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