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Marianne

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Marianne asked the Naked Scientists:
   
With my headphones on my ears, why does the music "sound" like it's revolving around my head? as if I have a circular headphone on?

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 26/03/2011 17:30:02 by _system »


 

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How can music sound like it's circling around my head?
« Reply #1 on: 26/03/2011 23:13:55 »
You use both ears to define a sounds direction. And although I doubt that it's that easy to define it coming from diagonally above for example, our brains are some pretty smart 'wet work':)

As a guess.
 

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How can music sound like it's circling around my head?
« Reply #2 on: 26/03/2011 23:27:18 »
You'll need headphones to appreciate this ... http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/BinauralPaper.ogg
 

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How can music sound like it's circling around my head?
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