Locked away inside its shell, the brain has ever only learned about the world through our five primary senses. With them, we just receive a fraction of the information actually available, while we perceive far less still. A fraction of a fraction: The perceptual bandwidth. Conscious perception is furthermore subject to 400 ms of latency, and associated with a temporal grey-zone that can only be tapped into via reflexes or training. Based on a broad review of physiological, clinical and psychological research, the paper proposes three types of listening strategies we should distinguish between; not only in our daily lives, but also when conducting subjective tests: Easy listening, trained listening, and slow listening.
Lund, Thomas; Mäkivirta, Aki
Affiliation: Genelec Oy, Iisalmi, Finland
AES Convention: 143 (October 2017) Paper Number: 9882
Publication Date: October 8, 2017
Subject: Perception—Part 3
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