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Helicotrema

Direction of travel

Down

Envelope of waves

20 25 30

Distance from stapes (mm)

^FBfflREHIH^fc Membrane localization of different frequencies. A, The upper portion shows a traveling wave of displacement along the basilar membrane at two instants. Over time, the peak excursions of many such waves form an envelope of displacement with a maximal value at about 28 mm from the stapes (lower portion); at this position, its stimulating effect

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