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  • Diagram showing how the utricle senses movements of the head.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 8 October 2012 Size: 81 KB Referencing Hub media

    The utricle senses movements of the head when tilted. When the head is tilted, the otoliths in the utricle want to slide downhill. This moves the gel, which stimulates the sensory hairs to send signals to the brain about the amount of movement.

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