According to a new study at NYU Langoon, our brain interprets sounds with cues from other senses. This is caused because the nerve cells in our brains dedicated to hearing depend on context surrounding the sound in order to interpret the sound. This means that the same sound heard in one context may cause different feelings to arise if heard in another context. An example would be if a car horn was heard from the safety of the home, one would not be as alarmed as they would be if hearing that same horn while they were out on the street.
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Dr. James Mahshie | George Washington University | Department of Speech and Hearing Science
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