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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Playing a musical instrument is the brain equivalent of a full-body workout.
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The ear’s hair cells convert vibrations in the air into electrical messages the brain interprets as sound.
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Beautiful music doesn’t cause goosebumps — dangerous music does. At least, that’s what your brain thinks.
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  • 2 min
Deiter’s cells stabilize the inner ear’s hair cells with crossbeam-like support.
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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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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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Adventurers Chloe and Nurb go on a musical quest through the ear.
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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.
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  • 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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Even something as simple as speaking requires the interplay of different brain areas.
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New technologies are giving children who are deaf a chance to hear.
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  • 10 min

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