Main Reading:

Chapters 4 and 5 from the textbook (The Sense of Hearing)

Additional Sources:

Hudspeth, A. J. (2005). How the ear’s works work: mechanoelectrical transduction and amplification by hair cells. Comptes rendus biologies, 2, 155–162.

Pickles, J.O. (2012). An introduction to the physiology of hearing, 4th Edition. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing House.

Saenz, M., & Langers, D. R. (2013). Tonotopic mapping of human auditory cortex. Hearing research, , 42–52.


And a cool video showing the whole transduction process. Please note that the narrator mispronounces basilar membrane. It should be bAHsilar, not bEYsilar. (Thanks, Liese!)


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