https://youtu.be/DHeZFgNcHzoTHE SPECIAL SENSES AND HOMEOSTASIS : Sensory organs have special receptors that allow us to smell, taste, see, hear, and maintain equilibrium or balance. Information conveyed from these receptors to the central nervous system is used to help maintain homeostasis.
HEARING AND EQUILIBRIUM
• Describe the anatomy of the structures in the three main
regions of the ear.
• List the major events in the physiology of hearing.
• Identify the receptor organs for equilibrium, and describe
how they function.
• Describe the auditory and equilibrium pathways.
“Hearing is the ability to perceive sounds. The ear is an engineering marvel because its sensory receptors can transduce sound vibrations with amplitudes as small as the diameter of an atom of gold (0.3 nm) into electrical signals 1000 times faster than photoreceptors can respond to light. The ear also contains receptors for equilibrium, the sense that helps you maintain your balance and be aware of your orientation in space.”