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Bob Carlyon explores the illusory side of our hearing...
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How can you hear things that aren't really there?
« Reply #1 on: 21/11/2010 18:55:38 »
You can 'hear' things as a hypnogogic experience on falling or awaking from sleep.
 

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How can you hear things that aren't really there?
« Reply #2 on: 28/11/2010 17:47:56 »
Technically a sound to you is nothing more than nerve impulses interpreted by your brain.  There have been a number of studies conducted where electrical signals mirroring that of the nerve impulses were fired into the brain.  Though no actual sounds were occurring, the patient claimed they could hear music or other sounds.  It's pretty cool but also kind of creepy.  Isn't science awesome???
 

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« Reply #3 on: 29/11/2010 00:27:08 »
Technically a sound to you is nothing more than nerve impulses interpreted by your brain.  There have been a number of studies conducted where electrical signals mirroring that of the nerve impulses were fired into the brain.  Though no actual sounds were occurring, the patient claimed they could hear music or other sounds.  It's pretty cool but also kind of creepy.  Isn't science awesome???

Next with a followup to this study, maybe they will develope Smell and Taste-a-Vision included in a 3D TV. Surround sound including a featured Surround Smell
 

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« Reply #4 on: 29/11/2010 04:13:16 »
Gross, depending on what you are watching that may not be a good thing. 

Imagine a smell=o=vision during Jurassic Park when they are at the giant pile of dinosaur poop...  [xx(]
 

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How can you hear things that aren't really there?
« Reply #5 on: 29/11/2010 18:27:04 »
I can hear an orchestra that isn't here, on .C.D
 

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How can you hear things that aren't really there?
« Reply #6 on: 29/11/2010 18:48:55 »
I can hear an orchestra that isn't here, on .C.D

ROFL noice.  ;)
 

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How can you hear things that aren't really there?
« Reply #7 on: 30/11/2010 05:04:11 »
There is the auditory equivalent of seeing things in random patterns, (e.g. clouds inkblots),

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Auditory pareidolia is a situation created when the brain incorrectly interprets random patterns as being familiar patterns ... (interpreting random sounds as voices in their own language).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_voice_phenomenon
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