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Re: Speech intelligibility and spatial information

After all, I don't think there is a strong relationship
between the eyes and ears.
We would like to close our eyes when we are trying to 
"concentrate", which helps us listen carefully.
(For instance, enjoying a concert.)
The "concentrating" seems to be the key. We just use
our mind to revise the coeffients of the filters in the ear.
I have such experiences that I can understand a foriegn 
language better if I close my eyes and make a concentration.

Qiang Fu

On Sun, 16 Sep 2001, [X-UNKNOWN] Tóth László wrote:

> On Fri, 14 Sep 2001, Al Bregman wrote:
> > That's my impression too.  It seems that I can focus on sounds
> > more precisely with my eyes open.
> >
> Does this hold for music as well, or only for speech?
> I think that most people listen to music with eyes closed(?).
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