Sight is manipulating hearing

Wednesday 23 Apr 14
by Eva Helena Andersen

Did you know that

the brain can be compared with with a handful of batteries.
Each neuron produces a small voltage, and when the neurons work together in bundles between vision and hearing, the differences can be measured. All auditory nerves come from the cochlea, and there are approximately 30,000 neurons, which have activity at the same time

The brain perceives most nuances of a person speaking when the words come from a recognizable face.
At the same time, vision may affect what we hear, so the brain is tricked into thinking it hears certain sounds.
This PhD student Kasper Eskelund concludes when comparing a number of EEG measurements on test subjects.

Read the article (in Danish) from the magazine Hørelsen April here

Read more about Kasper Eskelund's PhD project here