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A fantasia on Kölliker's organ

In the silence that precedes the onset of hearing in the developing auditory system, it seems that the cells of a transient structure known as Kölliker's organ are capable of generating their own 'virtual' music.

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Figure 1: Supporting the auditory pathway.

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Forsythe, I. A fantasia on Kölliker's organ. Nature 450, 43–44 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/450043a

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