The ear and the mechanism of hearing

The ear and the mechanism of hearing

The ear converts the vibrations of air into electric signals which are then processed by the brain.

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Keywords

hearing, ear, auditory system, sensory organ, perception, tonotopy, middle ear, inner ear, cochlear nerve, auditory pathway, auditory cortex, ear bones, snail, organ of Corti, ear canal, Eustachian tube, eardrum, hammer, anvil, stirrup, Reissner´s membrane, auricle, stimulus, signal, semicircular canal, human, biology

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