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Re: applications

Tim Cox wrote:
> No one has mentioned this effect - surely there is an
> application here for situations where we desire to hear
> from earphones but at the same time be aware of our audio
> surroundings, and still be able to converse at a natural
> level if the need arises.

Absolutely, but first I wonder why it would be easier
to hear out one externalized sound (the "conversation")
from another (your "binaural recording") than it is
hear out one externalized sound (the "conversation")
from an internalized one (the "conventional stereo
recording") ? Has this been studied (and confirmed)
in the literature?

Do internalized sounds cause more "neural interference"
because they create activity in auditory brain areas
that externalized sounds would not reach (e.g., because
spatial ambiguities have already been resolved at an
earlier neural filtering stage, such that less of our
wetware needs to be wasted on futile analysis attempts)?

Best wishes,

Peter Meijer

Soundscapes from The vOICe - Seeing with your Ears!

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