Recordings from Spiral Ganglion Neurones
Owing to its location in Rosenthal’s canal the spiral ganglion in the cat can hardly be considered a place suitable for comprehensive surveys of the cochlear neural output, a circumstance which may largely explain its past neglect by neurophysiologists. Although it defies easy access it is this very location which turns into a most attractive feature when we conceive of the benefits for intracochlear experimentation afforded by the possibility of direct visual control over related areas of the spiral ganglion and of the basilar membrane. It is this aspect which primarily provided the stimulus for the present study.
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