tonotopic

to·no·top·ic

(tō-nō-top'ik),
Denoting a spatial arrangement of structures that subserve various frequencies, as in the auditory pathway.
[tono- + G. topos, place]

to·no·top·ic

(tō'nō-top'ik)
Denoting a spatial arrangement of structures such that certain tone frequencies are transmitted, as in the auditory pathway.
[tono- + G. topos, place]
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In cochlear implants, the various electrodes are implanted at various tonotopic locations in the inner ear.
There have been studies that showed a certain level of intramodal plasticity in the auditory cortex, particularly in the tonotopic area of the primary auditory cortex (A1).
Some in vivo studies have explored the nucleus ovoidalis for the tonotopic organization and responsiveness of its neurons to different acoustic stimuli.
Third, the increase in response amplitude at 3 kHz during cold pressor may be related to the tonotopic nature of the basilar membrane within the cochlea.
In rats exposed perinatally, PCB-95 alters the balance of excitatory/inhibitory currents and disrupts the tonotopic map of the primary auditory cortex (Kenet et al.
Hysell Oviedo compared neuronal activity in mouse brain slices that were cut to preserve the connectivity along the tonotopic axis vs.
For example, the auditory region contains the tonotopic map where neighboring neurons respond to similar sound frequencies in an orderly sequence from high pitch to low pitch.
This map reflects the fact that the cochlea is organized in a tonotopic fashion with high-frequency sound producing maximum stimulation of cells in the base and low-frequency sound in the apex.
This MRI study also demonstrated that tinnitus is accompanied by a change in the tonotopic map of the auditory cortex.
The tonotopic basilar membrane of the Organ of Corti becomes damaged from high frequencies and can result in hearing loss.
The maps in the cochlea and the auditory cortex are called tonotopic maps while the map in V1 is called a retinotopic map.
contrast, has a tonotopic structure in that sensitivity to the frequency