What we really hear

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It is amazing to think about how keen organisms' sensation and perception of audio is in the grand scheme of evolution. The humans' ability to recognize distinctive sounds and piece together complex language into thoughts is so advanced yet normal that we overlook how complicated it really is every single day. Kendra Cherry discusses the science of how the ears work in her article (1). So I asked myself that there has to be more complications to the way that the most intelligent species known can communicate so easily. At source (2) it lists different ways that the audio perception can be muffled by such as auditory discrimination, auditory foreground-background differentiation, auditory blending, and auditory sequencing. The failure of auditory discrimination involves people failing to find discriminations between different sounds. This difficulty to comprehend differences in language would prove to be increasingly difficult for children trying to advance through schooling. Then there are the auditory differentiations that help us differentiate from the unnecessary pieces so our brain does not get overwhelmed by the unimportant. All of these auditory tools can hurt or help us but we must learn to accept them and try not to mess with them or a persons' abilities.

1:http://www.netplaces.com/psychology/how-you-experience-your-world/the-ears-and-auditory-sensation.htm
2:http://www.learninginfo.org/auditory-perception.htm

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