What does CAP stand for?
CAP stands for cochlea action potentials
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Sohmer, H. , & Feinmesser, M. (1967). Cochlear action potentials recorded from the external ear in man. Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology, 76, 427–435.
The vibration is conducted through three small bones, the auditory ossicles, which amplify the vibration and direct it to the cochlea. Hair cells in the cochlea convert the vibrations of the cochlea into action potentials. The frequency and amplitude of the vibration affect which hair cells are stimulated and how often they fire. The action potentials are transmitted down the auditory nerve to the brain.
“Hearing commences when hair cells in the organ of Corti of the inner ear transduce sound energy into electrical signals that cross the recepto-neural junctions to depolarize sensory axons in the cochlear nerve. Action potentials (APs) propagate along axons of bipolar cochlear ganglion cells, forming point-to-point connections between hair cells and the cochlear nucleus (see Fig. 1A,B). There are two types of ganglion cells.