Sense organ of balance – position © Siemens Stiftung 2018 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Sense organ of balance – position

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The cupola changes its shape when it is bent and stimulates the sensory hairs. The calcium carbonate crystals act as extra ballast.

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2018-04-22
The cupola (gelatinous mass) changes its shape when it is bent and stimulates the sensory hairs. The calcium carbonate crystals act as extra ballast. The lymph simply serves to absorb here.

Information and ideas:
This graphic is very useful for showing the function of the sense of position in the inner ear.

Relevant for teaching:
Structure and functions of a sensory organ
Reception of stimuli and processing of information
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Biology
Grade 5 to 6; Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Anatomy (human); Ear; Sense of balance; Sense organ
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