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June 12, 2017
2-Minute Neuroscience: The Cochlea

Interesting outreach video describing the cochlea.

The video describes the passage of sound waves through the ear, which leads to the depression of the oval window, a structure found in the wall of the cochlea. This video covers the three main cavities in the cochlea: the scala vestibuli, scala media, and scala tympani. Then it describe how the movement of fluid in the cochlea causes movement of the basilar membrane, which activates hair cells in the organ of Corti. The hair cells transmit the auditory information to the vestibulocochlear nerve, which carries it to the brain to be processed.