Why Do Humans Hear So Well? You Can Thank the Tiny ‘Jell-O’ Violin Inside Your Ear — Science and Technology.

This optical microscope image illustrates wave motion in the tectorial membrane, a gooey membrane somewhat reminiscent of Jell-O that sits on top of the sensory hair cells in the cochlea. New research shows that the membrane is able to tune its stiffness to better translate sounds at certain frequencies into neural impulses. In order to […]

Why Do Humans Hear So Well? You Can Thank the Tiny ‘Jell-O’ Violin Inside Your Ear — Science and Technology.

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