Ear Hair Cell Rocks Around the Clock
January 23, 2006 9:08 AM   Subscribe

Is there a more inside?

The cells in your ear that respond to sound act like biochemical equivalent of electrical capacitors.

Interestingly, an overdose of salicyclic acid (aspirin) can induce temporary deafness by inhibiting the ability of these cells to "store" sound signal.
posted by Rothko at 9:16 AM on January 23, 2006

That was cool! Thanks.
posted by event at 9:37 AM on January 23, 2006

Somehow I missed the word "ear," and thought that this was regular ol' scalp hair grooving to the beat. Now that would have been awesome.
posted by danb at 10:15 AM on January 23, 2006

Rockin' hair!
posted by riffola at 11:06 AM on January 23, 2006

I was expecting something about those annoying hairs I have to clip from of my outer ear. I'm getting old.
posted by Goofyy at 8:18 PM on January 23, 2006

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