Cochlear Explorers – Part VIII – Space of Nuel

Welcome to part VIII of Hearing International’s series honoring the Cochlear Explorers. This week’s explorer is Jean-Pierre Nuel (1847-1920), who was a Luxembourgian–Belgian ophthalmologist and physiologist.  Recall that there are lots of cells and other structures within the body named after the researchers who first described them, and these are called Eponyms. Nuel’s name is lent to an area between the innermost hear cell and the outermost pillar of corti now…

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Cochlear Explorers – Part VII – Reissner’s Membrane

Welcome to part VII of Hearing International’s series honoring the Cochlear Explorers. This week’s explorer is Ernst Reissner (1824-1878), a Baltic German anatomist from Riga, Livonia. Recall that there are many cells and other structures in the body named after the researchers who first described them. These are called Eponyms. The name of this week’s cochlear explorer, Reissner (prounced rīs′nĕr), is lent to Reissner’s membrane, a membrane inside the cochlea of the inner ear that Reissner was…

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