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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Listening to music reduces anxiety, improves attention, and triggers endorphin release.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 12, 2020.
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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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And other neuroscience news for the week of July 13, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 29, 2020.
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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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Deiter’s cells stabilize the inner ear’s hair cells with crossbeam-like support.
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Stereocilia connect one row to the next to sway together for sound.
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Sense organs are the brain’s windows to the outside world.
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The process, function, or power of perceiving sound.
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Whether it’s helping you survive or communicate, hearing is a critical sense with a complex internal system from ear to ear.
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