At 21:05 12-09-2001, Georgia Wolf 2 wrote:
>Hrant H Papazian wrote:
> > Do you think we can hear (read: grasp through hearing) more
> > than one word at time (maybe using our two ears separately)?
> > If so, it might be interesting to try to parallel the act of
> > reading (where we in effect absorb many words simultaneously)
> > in the realm of listening.
_The Mind's I_ describes an experiment like this. People seem to be able
to focus only on one text or another, consciously. If asked to focus on
the left channel, they will be unable to describe the narrative on the right.
However, and this is where it gets fun, they still hear what's on the
right, subconsciously. If the left channel is ambiguous, but the right
channel has auxiliary information, the listeners will overwhelmingly
describe the ambiguous text in the sense suggested by the auxiliary channel
(as opposed to an even split with unrelated text on the right).
>I wondered what aural stimuli could create this effect of simultaneous
>absorption. I think that you would have to get into wavelengths, which
>could conceivably be achieved by condensing or expanding *normal*
No - we really do hear from both ears. But we can only *concentrate*,
consciously, on one.
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