Do You Hear What I Hear?

Lehrman, Paul D.
June 2005
Mix;Jun2005, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p22
This article focuses on the art of hearing. Physicists can agree on a range of wavelengths for "green," while everyone else can point to different objects and get a general consensus from those around them that said objects are or are not the color in question. Similarly with sound, people can measure its volume, look at its spectrum, see how it changes over time and analyze the impulse response of the space in which it's produced. But there's that subjective response to the sound that's within the heads that can't be measured at least not without a sensor on every brain cell and synapse involved.


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