News tagged with auditory stimuli

Physics at the threshold of hearing

( —The mammalian auditory system is one of the most sensitive detectors found in nature. Two kinds of cells, the inner and outer hair cells, work together to transduce mechanical vibrations into action potentials. ...

dateApr 10, 2013 in General Physics report
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Parts of brain can switch functions: study

( -- When your brain encounters sensory stimuli, such as the scent of your morning coffee or the sound of a honking car, that input gets shuttled to the appropriate brain region for analysis. The coffee aroma ...

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Neuroscience
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