Hearing

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Image of hair cells
You have this tiny corkscrew to thank for every song you’ve ever heard.
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Deiter’s cells stabilize the inner ear’s hair cells with crossbeam-like support.
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Stereocilia connect one row to the next to sway together for sound.
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Sense organs are the brain’s windows to the outside world.
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The process, function, or power of perceiving sound.
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Whether it’s helping you survive or communicate, hearing is a critical sense with a complex internal system from ear to ear.
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Goosebumps are part of your body’s reaction to danger. But they can also be caused by great music. Those two experiences are more similar than you might think.
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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
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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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