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Title: Understanding Hearing Molecular Mechanisms: Advances Rooted in Hereditary Deafness
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Petit, Christine
Issue Date: 29-Nov-2010
Event Date: 29-Nov-2010
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.5
Notes: IAS Distinguished Lecture.
Abstract: An overview of the principles of acoustic signal processing underlying auditory scene analysis as well as perception of music and spoken language with emphasis on how the cochlea and auditory neurons operate will be presented. Major advances in deciphering molecular mechanisms of sound processing, based on mouse models for inherited human deafness forms, will then be illustrated, with special focus on the auditory mechanoelectrical transduction. Finally, the discovery of physiological properties of the auditory organ revealed by the study of mouse models lacking specific cochlear structures will be briefly discussed. Prof Petit has been honored awards internationally. She is currently head of the 'Genetics and Physiology of Hearing' laboratory at the Pasteur Institute. She is also head of an INSERM UMRS research unit, in partnership with Paris VI University that includes teams based at the Pasteur Institute, at Trousseau Hospital, at Vision Institute, and at Bordeaux II University.
Duration: 74 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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