Cochlear action potential threshold and single unit thresholds

J. R. Johnstone, V. A. Alder, B. M. Johnstone, D. Robertson, G. K. Yates

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    There is a close correlation between the sound pressure of tone burst required to affect a primary auditory neuron at its characteristic frequency and that which will produce a detectable N1 response at the same frequency. Units with thresholds from 80–0 db SPL (recorded from damaged and undamaged cochleas) were 0–20 dB, respectively, more sensitive than the action potential response.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)254-257
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1979


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