frequency coding


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frequency coding

[′frē·kwən·sē ‚kōd·iŋ]
(neuroscience)
A means by which the central nervous system analyzes the content of a receptor message; the frequency of discharged impulses is a function of the rate of rise of the generator current and indirectly of the stimulus strength; the greater the stimulus intensity, the higher the impulse frequency of the message.
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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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