Frequency differentiation in the uncurled cochlea © Siemens Stiftung 2018 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Frequency differentiation in the uncurled cochlea

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High–pitched tones are heard in the front part of the cochlea, low tones are heard in the back part.

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2018-04-22
As the sense of hearing is able to differentiate locations of the nerves, it is able to recognize the frequencies.

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This graphic is good for creating a link between the topics of “Sound” and “Hearing”.
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Relevant for teaching:
Perception of sound
Human hearing ability
Communication and understanding
The human body
Structure and functions of a sensory organ
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Biology; Physics; Technology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Nervous system; Sense of hearing; Sound; Stimulus reception
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