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Switching the direction of hair cells

Lisa spamstopper at herplace.com
Mon Nov 17 06:59:05 EST 2003

Technically, no, since von Bekesey's experiments in this area were done on
cadavers.  He could probably determine very little about perception in such
subjects.  He did, however, find the same pattern of stimulation on the
basilar membrane regardless of the placement of stimulation.  This proved
that the pattern of stimulation on the BM is determined by the frequency of
the stimulus and the physical characteristics of the BM.

"j" <duveen at charter.net> wrote in message
news:vo3ha2sihm2se2 at corp.supernews.com...
> The Nobel prize winner Georg von Bekesy proved that stimulating the
> from either end produced the same perception.

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