Cochlear And Vestibular Physiology

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Cochlear and Vestibular Physiology

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the process of extracting of defining the various frequency components of a signal?
    • A. 

      Temporal analysis

    • B. 

      Spectral analysis

  • 2. 
    The process of defining a sound based on timing patterns is...
  • 3. 
    Primary function of the cochlea is that of a...
  • 4. 
    THe cochlea takes sound in the form of (blank) and trandsduces it into (blank) for the brain to interpret.
  • 5. 
    The vibratory response pattern within the scala media depend heavily on the characteristics of the basilar membrane. What are those characteristics? Changes in its....
  • 6. 
    What is a sound-induced displacement pattern along the basilar membrane that describes fundamental cochlear processing?
  • 7. 
    The basilar membrane acts as a
  • 8. 
    The motion of the basilar membrane is
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 9. 
    The basilar membrane performs which type of analysis?
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 10. 
    What is located at the top of the stereocilia?
  • 11. 
    What allows for ionic transport into and out of the hair cell, necessary for neural transduction?
  • 12. 
    What is allowed in when pores open?
  • 13. 
    What is bioelectrical activity generated within the cochlea?
  • 14. 
    What receives 95% of the afferent synapes?
    • A. 

      Outer hair cells

    • B. 

      Inner hair cells

  • 15. 
    What severity of a HL will usually result in damage to IHCs?
  • 16. 
    What helps with getting a clearer, sharper signal?
    • A. 

      Inner hair cells

    • B. 

      Outer hair cells

  • 17. 
    What could result if there is damage to the OHCs?
  • 18. 
    Why do you need an efferent system in the auditory system?
  • 19. 
    What pathway are the IHCs associated with?
    • A. 


    • B. 


  • 20. 
    What is it that relays output from the cortex to the periphery?
  • 21. 
    What is the vestibule, which contains the utricle and saccule? What is it filled with?
  • 22. 
    Which of the following characteristics are true for the utricle?
    • A. 

      Larger of the 2 sac-like structures in the vestibule

    • B. 

      Filled with endolymph

    • C. 

      Gravity detector

    • D. 

      Responsive to linear acceleration on a horizontal plane

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    What are the semicircular canals filled with? What do they respond to?
  • 24. 
    What are the 3 types of input necessary for balance?
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