GENERALIZATION GRADIENT, EXCITATION PATTERN By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 The spatial pattern of responses to sound in the auditory system. Refers to the envelope of the displacement pattern on the basilar membrane or its representation in the auditory nerve. GENERALIZATION GRADIENT, EXCITATION PATTERN: "Generalisation gradient excitation pattern is an auditory response." Related Psychology Terms TRAVELING WAVE TONOTOPIC ORGANIZATION SCALA MEDIA ROUND WINDOW ORGAN OF CORTI PLACE THEORY AUDITORY SYSTEM AUDITORY NERVE ADULT SENSORINEURAL LESIONS DENSITY Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "GENERALIZATION GRADIENT, EXCITATION PATTERN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/generalization-gradient-excitation-pattern/ (accessed June 27, 2017).