Journal article

Electrical stimulation of the auditory nerve - III. Response initiation sites and temporal fine structure

E Javel, RK Shepherd

HEARING RESEARCH | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2000

Abstract

Latency, temporal dispersion and input-output characteristics of auditory nerve fiber responses to electrical pulse trains in normal and chronically deafened cat ears were classified and tentatively associated with sites where activity is initiated. Spikes occurred in one or more of four discrete time ranges whose endpoints overlapped partially. A responses had latencies <0.44 ms, exhibited asymptotic temporal dispersion of 8-12 micros and possessed an average dynamic range of 1.2 dB for 200 pulses/s (pps) pulse trains. They likely originated from central processes of spiral ganglion cells. B(1) and B(2) responses (0.45-0.9 ms, 25-40 micros, 1.9 dB) likely stemmed from activity at myelinated..

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