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RE: [ProgSoc] Surround Sound
On Sun, 20 May 2001, Andrew Snow wrote:
> Well, even though your ears have two entry points, how is it that you can
> tell, with your eyes shut, where a sound is coming from?
--Snip Snip Andrew's Answer which may be also true --
You can actually tell where sound is coming from with just one ear. All
you need is a ear lobe. Your brain is clever enough (for most ppl) to work
out which direction from the little tiny difference that refelect off your
Some other clever boffins did an experement where they blocked up one ear
and the tested both with the ear lobe cememted out, (leaving the hole open
of course) and by itself.
The people being tested found when they had a block of cement for an ear
lobe they acuracy in guessing which direction the sound came from decrease
dramatically when they had just one perfectatly function ear lobe.
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