… guest lecture this semester (?). I’m contributing to the Neural Basis of Perception, Memory and Language BSc course, and will give an overview of central and cortical auditory processing that builds on Stuart Rosen’s Basics of Hearing from last week!
… 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!
I’m giving a lecture on the auditory system at the Institute of Continuing Education of the University of Cambridge.
To get into the mood and be amazed by the powers of our auditory system, this mildly terrifying auditory “haircut” illusion never gets old – enjoy with headphones!
How exciting. Still need to find a bunch of pretty pictures though.