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Re: Audio caracteristics better than visual.
On Tue, 22 Jun 1993, Malcolm Crawford wrote:
> > We're looking for any kind of work on human perception to find
> > characteristics of the auditory system that are better than the
> > visual system.
> >From extensive reading of the literature in both auditory and visual
> perception, we at Sheffield are gradually coming round to the idea that
> the auditory system is considerably better adapted than the visual system
> at detecting small variations in air pressure, as might be caused for
> example by the action of a drawing a bow across a taught violin string.
What does one teach a violin string? Perhaps to be "taut" only under stress?
> The visual system, on the other hand, appears to have a greater ability
> to detect and differentiate between a limited range of frequencies of
> electromagnetic radiation at various intensities, as might be generated
> for example, by passing an electric current through a filament enclosed
> in a vacuum.
> I hope this helps?
> Have fun :-)
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> Sorry, couldn't resist it, especially as somebody else encouraged me!