Organ of corti is situated on _________

Organ of Corti is situated in the basilar membrane of the inner ear, the organ of Corti is the organ of hearing. It contains hair cells that have auditory receptor cells which are in turn found in rows on the internal side of the organ. Stereocilia are the processes that are found on the apical ends of the hair cells whereas the basal sections of the hair cells consist of synaptic contacts with afferent nerve fibres. Just above the rows of these hair cells, a smooth gelatinous layer known as the tectorial membrane is found.

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