Mammoth Memory

Ear receptors

 Structure of the ear drawing attention to the cochlea which is the receptor that transfers sound into electrical signals

After the ear has sensed a sound via its sensory receptors (see image below), the impulse is transmitted along the vestibular nerve fibres to the pons – a message station between several areas of the brain. From here, the signal goes to the parts of the brain that process the sound.


Inside the cochlea there are hair cells that are very sensitive to pressure waves which is what sound is, turned into electrical signal it travels down a ganglion cell like the ones found in the eye to the brain

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