Hearing

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You have this tiny corkscrew to thank for every song you’ve ever heard.
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Special sensory organs allow fish to detect the slightest vibrations in the water around them.
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It isn’t just your ears that allow you to hear, or just your eyes that allow you to see — it’s your brain.
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In 2012 professors Christine Petit and Karen Steel were awarded the prize for their efforts to understand deafness at a molecular level.
  • The Brain Prize
  • 5 min
Our senses do more than tell us when something smells sweet, or feels soft — they help us interpret our environment. This presentation will help you teach students how the brain processes our senses.
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Even moderate levels of noise can lead to significant hearing impairments.
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  • 5 min
An artificial ear in a petri dish may help scientists develop treatments for auditory disorders.
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Whether it’s the hum of an always-on TV or the window-rattling noise of airplanes overhead, the din of modern life poses a threat to mental and physical health.
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You have this tiny corkscrew to thank for every song you’ve ever heard.
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Adventurers Chloe and Nurb go on a musical quest through the ear.
  • Kids Health
Have you ever wondered how you can catch a ball, see the color blue, taste chocolate, smell bad breath, or hear a bird song? Learn more in this Brain Awareness Week webinar.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 53 min
Tiny cells in the inner ear transform vibrations in the air into every imaginable sound.
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How much do you know about how your senses work?
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