Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in

A new hearing mechanism

Using a stroboscopic imaging system developed in MIT Professor Dennis Freeman's lab, Freeman's team obtained this video of wave motion along the ear's tectorial membrane (at top, the actual video showing nanometer-scale displacements, and at bottom, the same video, motion magnified (Liu et al., 2005) to make the motion more apparent).

Credit: Ghaffari, Aranyosi, and Freeman, MIT

More: MIT finds new hearing mechanism

Comments (1)


Posted almost 9 years by jaresty

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

MIT News

MIT News

Category: News | Updated 6 years ago

October 10, 2007 16:19
All Rights Reserved (What is this?)
Additional Files

25918 times

More from MIT News

A normal neuron and a mutated neuron develop side by side.

A normal neuron and a mutated neuro...

Added almost 10 years ago | 00:00:17 | 27205 views

A labelmaker for the blind

A labelmaker for the blind

Added 8 years ago | 00:03:19 | 35328 views

Water boatman breathes underwater

Water boatman breathes underwater

Added 9 years ago | 00:00:14 | 21306 views

Hockfield's testimony before Congress: Excerpts

Hockfield's testimony before Congre...

Added 9 years ago | 00:02:54 | 19778 views

Thought for food

Thought for food

Added almost 8 years ago | 00:00:58 | 28621 views |

Bokode: Imperceptible Visual Tags for Camera Based Interaction from a Distance

Bokode: Imperceptible Visual Tags f...

Added 8 years ago | 00:04:52 | 57840 views