• anonymous
Describe the role of the cochlea in hearing.
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  • anonymous
Hai Trey123, I think it should be explained as cochlea a part of internal ear which contain organ of corti. it a tube of 3.5 cm and is coiled like a snail shell. The function of the cochlea is to transform the vibrations of the cochlear liquids and associated structures into a neural signal. This occurs at the organ of Corti, which is located all along the cochlea. Hope you understand me. @Trey123
  • Rushwr
The cochlea is filled with a watery liquid, the perilymph, which moves in response to the vibrations coming from the middle ear via the oval window. As the fluid moves, the cochlear partition (basilar membrane and organ of Corti) moves; thousands of hair cells sense the motion via their stereocilia, and convert that motion to electrical signals that are communicated via neurotransmitters to many thousands of nerve cells. These primary auditory neurons transform the signals into electrochemical impulses known as action potentials, which travel along the auditory nerve to structures in the brainstem for further processing.
  • anonymous
The cochlea is a portion of the inner ear that looks like a snail shell (cochlea is Greek for snail.) The cochlea receives sound in the form of vibrations, which cause the stereocilia to move. The stereocilia then convert these vibrations into nerve impulses which are taken up to the brain to be interpreted.

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