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Suppose a series of pressure in your cochlea causes a vibration

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Suppose a series of pressure in your cochlea causes a vibration of the basilar membrane that moves gradually from the apex toward the base. How would your brain interpret this stimulus?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

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as sound.

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Suppose a series of pressure in your cochlea causes a vibration of the basilar membrane that moves gradually from the apex toward the base. How would your brain interpret this stimulus?
Dr. Rick :

Is this for a homework assignment?

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I see that you are offline. I'll switch over to the Q&A system. This system works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)


 

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
I look forward to your response so I can better understand what you need.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Is not exactly a homework, I have to study for a test.

Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
Ok. Here are some good places on the internet to study this function:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/life/human-biology/hearing4.htm

http://www.beyonddiscovery.org/content/view.page.asp?I=259

http://wuphysicians.wustl.edu/dept.aspx?pageID=14&ID=8

I wish you the very best on your test :-)
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