Micromechanics of Hearing Organs

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In this project I studied the micromechanics of hearing organs in gerbils and bushcrickets. I used Optical Coherence Tomography vibrometry to measure sound induced vibrations and study the internal motion of the sensory tissue. That way, I described different vibration modes within the hearing organs. Additionally, I developed a methodological tool to disentangle different directions of motion within the bushcricket hearing organ. Using the same technique, I identified the temporal properties of the gerbil cochlea. Finally, the current findings are discussed in light of old and recent literature, aiming to understand how the mammalian cochlea works.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Borst, JGG, Supervisor
  • van der Heyden, Marcel, Co-supervisor
Award date10 Jun 2022
Place of PublicationRotterdam
Print ISBNs978-94-6361-686-7
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2022


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