Physical and geometric constraints explain the labyrinth-like shape of the nasal cavity

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The nasal cavity is a vital component of the respiratory system that heats and humidifies inhaled air in all vertebrates. Despite this common function, the shapes of nasal cavities vary widely across animals. To understand this variability, we here connect nasal geometry to its function by theoretically studying the airflow and the associated scalar… (More)

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@inproceedings{Zwicker2017PhysicalAG, title={Physical and geometric constraints explain the labyrinth-like shape of the nasal cavity}, author={David Zwicker and Rodolfo Ostilla-M'onico and D. Lieberman and Michael P. Brenner}, year={2017} }