Called hair cells (pictured in green), each cell has tiny hair-like projections that vibrate along with the sound waves, triggering a sequence of events inside the cell to generate an electrical signal. Hair cells quickly transmit these signals to brain cells using synaptic ribbons (pictured in red), structures specialized for rapid signaling — important for hearing sound.
Tiny cells in the inner ear transform vibrations in the air into every imaginable sound.
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Your brain isn’t perfectly symmetrical. And that’s a very good thing.
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Dive below the surface of the brain and enjoy this song about the hippocampus.
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A catchy tune and a brain map make learning the parts of the brain easier for younger students.
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PhD comics asks: can the way the brain folds determine how you think?
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Learn about aphantasia and your "mind's eye" in this video.
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These cells keep your internal wiring well insulated.
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The video is a fun explanation of the neurological basis of the phantom limb syndrome.
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Recent research has revealed a potential connection between the brain and the trillions of microorganisms colonizing the body.
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The blood-brain barrier is your brain's first line of defense against toxins and pathogens. But it can also make treating brain illnesses complicated.
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Today, neuroimaging studies are shedding light on the brain differences between trans- and cis-gender individuals.
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Use this video, quiz, and word find to help your students learn more about the basic parts of the brain.
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Taylor Joel Woodward, a post-baccalaureate research assistant at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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