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"How does the ear transform sound energy into neural messages?"

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November 17th, 2012 07:05
in Psychology by alexey (University of Wisconsin(WI), Computer architecture)

"How does the ear transform sound energy into neural messages?"

"Can any one help me on the transformation of ear which is used for  sound energy into neural


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December 20th, 2012 11:37
rogerpapa (University of Hyderabad, General law)
"The outer ear is the visible portion of the ear. The middle ear is the chamber between the eardrum and cochlea. The inner ear consists of the cochlea, semicircular canals, and vestibular sacs. Through a mechanical chain of events, sound waves traveling through the auditory canal cause tiny vibrations in the eardrum. The bones of the middle ear amplify the vibrations and relay them to the fluid-filled cochlea. Rippling of the basilar membrane, caused by pressure changes in the cochlear fluid, causes movement of the tiny hair cells, triggering neural messages to be sent (via the thalamus) to the auditory cortex in the brain."

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