Hearing

Learn how the human brain influences what our ears register – and what they don’t.

  • A new field of research called cognitive hearing science holds particular significance for people with hearing impairments, whose inner ears don’t capture complete auditory information for the brain to process. More

    Hearing With Your Ears, Listening With Your Brain

    A new field of research called cognitive hearing science holds particular significance for people with hearing impairments, whose inner ears don’t capture complete auditory information for the brain to process. More

  • The sight of a blind person snapping her fingers, making clicking sounds with her tongue, or stomping her feet might draw stares on a street or in a subway station, but it’s this type of behavior that is opening up a vibrant new area of research in psychology. More

    Using Sound to Get Around

    The sight of a blind person snapping her fingers, making clicking sounds with her tongue, or stomping her feet might draw stares on a street or in a subway station, but it’s this type of behavior that is opening up a vibrant new area of research in psychology. More

  • Eyewitness identification is an important part of criminal investigations, especially in circumstances where physical evidence is lacking. More

    How Our Ears Inform Our Eyes

    Eyewitness identification is an important part of criminal investigations, especially in circumstances where physical evidence is lacking. More

  • Echolocation may not just help visually-impaired individuals navigate their environment, but may actually have the potential to be a complete sensory replacement for vision. More

    Echolocation Acts as Substitute Sense for Blind People

    Echolocation may not just help visually-impaired individuals navigate their environment, but may actually have the potential to be a complete sensory replacement for vision. More

  • When faced with many different sounds, such as notes in a violin melody, the brain quickly summarizes individual pitches to get an overall gist of what is being heard. More

    Humans Get the Gist of Complex Sounds

    When faced with many different sounds, such as notes in a violin melody, the brain quickly summarizes individual pitches to get an overall gist of what is being heard. More

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