Cerebral Hemispheres 2

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Basilar membrane

the basilar membrane is found in the cochlea; it forms the base of the organ of Corti, which contains sensory receptors for hearing. Movement of the basilar membrane in response to sound waves causes the depolarization of hair cells in the organ of Corti. The hair cells transduce auditory signals into electrical impulses.

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2-Minute Neuroscience: Cochlea

Know Your Brain: Cochlea

The image above shows the cochlea unrolled to make the basilar membrane easier to see. The basilar membrane is the entire blue/grey structure.

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