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The auditory part (cochlea) of the inner ear (Figure 30) consists of a basilar
membrane lying in an opening in the limbus, which is a plate of connective tissue
. The form of the basilar membrane, which is unlike the structure of the same
name in ...
Its base is formed by the osseous spiral lamina and the basilar membrane, which
separate the cochlear duct from the scala tympani. Resting on the basilar
membrane is the organ of Corti, which contains the hair cells that give rise to
As a result the basilar membrane vibrates, which causes the organ of Corti to
move against the tectoral membrane, stimulating generation of nerve impulses to
the brain. Within the cochlea the different frequencies of complex sounds are ...
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