25 September 2017 Microanatomy of the cochlear hook
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Abstract
Communication among humans occurs through coding and decoding of acoustic information. The inner ear or cochlea acts as a frequency analyzer and divides the acoustic signal into small frequency bands, which are processed at different sites along the cochlea. The mechano-electrical conversion is accomplished by the soft tissue structures in the cochlea. While the anatomy for most of the cochlea has been well described, a detailed description of the very high frequency and vulnerable cochlear hook region is missing. To study the cochlear hook, mice cochleae were imaged with synchrotron radiation and high-resolution reconstructions have been made from the tomographic scans. This is the first detailed description of the bony and soft tissues of the hook region of the mammalian cochlea.
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Changyow Claire Kwan, Changyow Claire Kwan, Xiaodong Tan, Xiaodong Tan, Stuart R. Stock, Stuart R. Stock, Carmen Soriano, Carmen Soriano, Xianghui Xiao, Xianghui Xiao, Claus-Peter Richter, Claus-Peter Richter, } "Microanatomy of the cochlear hook", Proc. SPIE 10391, Developments in X-Ray Tomography XI, 103910B (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275187; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2275187
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