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Subject: Would blind people be challenged on what they are hearing? - [Edit Post] 0 0
The reality seems to be that our brain when processing information uses a combination of our senses to translate one sense. In this case our vision is transposing the sound we are hearing. Which is fascinating, but the sound is absolute and any alteration after that fact is a distortion. What is funny is our brain is already contaminated with information and the sound so there is likely an implicit bias happening in processing this sound even after the fact.
Whether it is a flaw or not is debatable and why I put "in a sense" after making that comment.
What someone should do is do this in two parts, the first part is a black screen with just the sound and have them listen for 30 seconds and write down what it is they hear. Then show them all the possible interpretations and see what they think they heard, if they hear some of them or just the same one.
If you want to test this...
click that link and close your eyes and leave them closed for about 30 seconds, until the narrator says "And yet the sound hasn't changed". Then rewind about 15 seconds and watch. :)
Post Edited - 08:09:52 AM 06-09-2021
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