(ORDO NEWS) — Dutch scientists have noticed a similarity between the auditory and visual systems. The hearing organs were able to track the speed and position of moving objects along with vision.
Hearing impaired people often find it difficult to recognize sounds in acoustically rich natural environments. The researchers hypothesized that the brain may have its own auditory pursuit system, just like the visual one.
With its help, a person is able to understand with a certain accuracy where the source of the noise is. This system is based on the “auditory glide error” dictated by the difference in the speed of sound and the speed of head movement. The results of the scientific work were published in the journal eNeuro.
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