HST.720 Physiology of the Ear


Class Info

Physical and physiological mechanisms underlying the transduction and analysis of acoustic signals in the auditory periphery. Topics include the acoustics, mechanics, and hydrodynamics of sound transmission; the biophysical basis for cochlear amplification; the production of otoacoustic emissions; the physiology of hair-cell transduction and synaptic transmission; efferent feedback control; the analysis and coding of simple and complex sounds by the inner ear; and the physiological bases for hearing disorders. Based primarily on reading and discussions of original research literature.

This class has no prerequisites.

HST.720 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by J. J. Rosowski, J. J. Guinan and C. A. Shera.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2012 Subject Evaluations, HST.720 was rated 7.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Physiology of the Ear site.

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