frequency coding


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frequency coding

A means by which the central nervous system, limited by the all-or-none properties of nerve impulse conduction, is able to convey information about varying intensity of signals. It does this by employing frequency modulation (FM). The frequency of impulses varies with the strength of the stimulus.
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Utilizing an innovative system of "Time Frequency Coding," ZeroWire Ultra units are programmed to change frequency bands in a specific sequence and timing, creating nine non-interfering channels.
The topics include the physics of sound, the anatomy and physiology of the cochlea, the lateral lemniscus and inferior colliculus, perceptual correlates of frequency coding in the auditory system, and intensity coding throughout the auditory system.

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