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Dear  Auditionists,

Could anyone point me to the best authority to credit for the following
rather obvious but neat symmetry between vision and audition? The
auditory system is concerned with sources of sound, not with surfaces
that reflect sound (we tend to discount the reverberant environment in
identifying sources). For the visual system just the opposite is true:
it is concerned with surfaces that reflect light, not with the sources
that illuminate them (we tend to discount the illuminant in identifying objects).
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