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SOUND LOCALIZATION Through sound localization , the brain uses binaural cues (involving both ears) to pinpoint where sounds are coming from, since sound waves reach one ear sooner and more intensely than they do the other. The brain uses parallel processing to analyze these tiny differences in intensity and timing of the sounds to figure out the source. Thus, the reason you are able to sense the sounds of the virtual barbershop as if they came from the intended locations is because of sound localization and binaural cues. SENSORY COMPENSATION
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People who are deaf or blind are often able to compensate through the enhancement of their other non- impaired senses. In this case, we are not actually blinding you, but closing your eyes does help to add to the realistic
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Unformatted text preview: effects of the virtual barbershop. THE PROCESS OF AUDITION Sound waves (compressed/expanded air) enter the ear through the outer ear ( ear flap , pinna ) and then go into the middle ear through the auditory canal . The eardrum vibrates in response to the sound waves hitting it, and these vibrations are amplified by the hammer , anvil , and stirrup . The sound vibrations go through the oval window and into the cochlea ( inner ear ), where the pressure changes in the cochlea fluid cause ripples in the basilar membrane . This causes the cilia ( hair cells ) to bend, which triggers impulses in the nerve cells of the auditory nerve , sending the sensory information to the thalamus and then on to the auditory cortex....
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 20 taught by Professor Sheng during the Summer '03 term at Hong Kong Shue Yan.

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