Teaching more auditory stuff…

…  to MSc students at Birkbeck tomorrow.

For further proof that the auditory system is delightfully entertaining, meet the dancing hair cell – it amplifies sounds in the cochlea by transforming sound-driven electrical signals into mechanical shape changes.

Update: To give credit where credit is due, the video above was made by Jonathan Ashmore at UCL. He tells here about the story of this video, shot in his lab in the late eighties!