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Organ of Corti

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absolute threshold The smallest magnitude of a stimulus that can be detected half the time. audition the sense of hearing. basilar membrane One of the membranes that separate the two tubes of the cochlea and on which the organ of Corti rests. basket cells Sensory receptor cells at the base of hairs that detect pressure. binocular cues Two visual cues that require both eyes to allow us to perceive depth. blind spot The spot where the optic nerve attaches to the retina, which contains no rods or cones. bone conduction hearing Hearing accomplished through sounds transmitted through the bones of the head directly to the cochlear fluid. ciliary muscle The muscle in the eye that controls the shape of the lens. cochlea
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