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Figure 18
Figure 18 Schematic diagram of the basilar membrane and hair cell tuning. A 4 kHz sound results in a peak in the travelling wave at position B. The hair cell at this position is stimulated by the bending of the stereocilia. The depolarisation results in transmitter release and the generation of an action potential in the auditory nerve fibre

 3.7 Hair cell tuning