Brain Byte

Hair Cells

  • Published24 Sep 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Despite their name, hair cells aren’t found on top of your head. They reside in the ear, converting sound vibrations into electrical messages.

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Hair cell brain byte
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Image "Outer hair cells damaged by kanamycin" by David Furness. CC-BY-NC 4.0

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