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Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing -
"This is because hearing has evolved as our alarm system — it operates out of line of sight and works even while you are asleep. And because there is no place in the universe that is totally silent, your auditory system has evolved a complex and automatic “volume control,” fine-tuned by development and experience, to keep most sounds off your cognitive radar unless they might be of use as a signal that something dangerous or wonderful is somewhere within the kilometer or so that your ears can detect.

This is where attention kicks in."
sound  sethhorowitz  2012  neuroscience  attention  listening  hearing 
november 2012 by robertogreco

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