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Can people with massive heads locate sounds better than people with smaller heads?

Sun, 14th Oct 2012

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Question

Jon Manning, from Edinburgh asked:

Can people with massive heads locate sounds better or more quickly than people with smaller heads?

Answer

Owen -   Right, yes.  I’d  have to say – I've never seen a study entitled, “Sound localisation ability as a function of head size” but I have to say, yes so if your sensors are further apart, then the cues will be larger.  They'd be exaggerated.

 

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