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No there isn't any output for these bones other than mechanically pushing against the oval window. In short: Sound waves travel through the ear canal. They hit the ear drum (Tympanic membrane). The three bones (ossicles) in our middle ear are simply an impedance matching device (very much like gears on bicycles). They amplify the ear drum movement with ...


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Short answer Hair cells in the cochlea can code sound intensity via the amount of neurotransmitter they release. Higher sound levels result in more neurotransmitter release and in turn to higher firing rates in the spiral ganglion cells of the auditory nerve. Background Sound waves are picked up by the mechanoreceptors in the inner ear: the hair cells. ...


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Short answer In the case of simple stimuli, visual and auditory stimuli can be offset between 25 and 50 ms and still be perceived as coming from one and the same same event. Background The question can be re-phrased as what is the window of integration of intersensory asynchrony in case of visual and auditory stimuli? A well-known example where these two ...



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