Hearing in Mice via GSR Audiometry Hearing in mice has been difficult to measure behaviorally. With GSR as the basic tool, the sensitivity curve to pure tones in mice has been successfully outlined. The most sensitive frequency-intensity combination was 15 000 cps at 0-5 dB re: 0.0002 dyne/cm2, with responses noted from 1 000 to beyond ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1963
Hearing in Mice via GSR Audiometry
 
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  • Charles I. Berlin
    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1963
Hearing in Mice via GSR Audiometry
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1963, Vol. 6, 359-368. doi:10.1044/jshr.0604.359
History: Received August 12, 1963
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1963, Vol. 6, 359-368. doi:10.1044/jshr.0604.359
History: Received August 12, 1963

Hearing in mice has been difficult to measure behaviorally. With GSR as the basic tool, the sensitivity curve to pure tones in mice has been successfully outlined. The most sensitive frequency-intensity combination was 15 000 cps at 0-5 dB re: 0.0002 dyne/cm2, with responses noted from 1 000 to beyond 70 000 cps. Some problems of reliability of conditioning were encountered, as well as findings concerning the inverse relationship between the size of GSR to unattenuated tones and the sound pressure necessary to elicit conditioned responses at or near threshold. These data agree well with the sensitivity of single units of the eighth nerve of the mouse.

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