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Spiraling Around Sound
By M’hamed Grati and Bechara Kachar, NIDCD/NIHTextile collage courtesy of Liddy Hubbell
The cochlea is a spiral-shaped tunnel in the bony labyrinth of the inner ear. Its principal component is a strip of sensory tissue (red) called the organ of Corti. The organ of Corti is lined with rows of auditory hair cells. Hair bundles that project from the hair cells are deflected in response to sound-induced vibrations in the basilar membrane. This bending opens mechanically gated ion channels, initiating the conversation of the sound-induced mechanical stimulus into an electrical transmission.
Image: (Left) Super-resolution microscopic image of the mouse cochlea. (Right) The artist has woven a colorful image of the mouse cochlea

Spiraling Around Sound

By M’hamed Grati and Bechara Kachar, NIDCD/NIH
Textile collage courtesy of Liddy Hubbell

The cochlea is a spiral-shaped tunnel in the bony labyrinth of the inner ear. Its principal component is a strip of sensory tissue (red) called the organ of Corti. The organ of Corti is lined with rows of auditory hair cells. Hair bundles that project from the hair cells are deflected in response to sound-induced vibrations in the basilar membrane. This bending opens mechanically gated ion channels, initiating the conversation of the sound-induced mechanical stimulus into an electrical transmission.

Image: (Left) Super-resolution microscopic image of the mouse cochlea. (Right) The artist has woven a colorful image of the mouse cochlea

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