The Ecology of Humans (16) Hearing


Hearing is defined as sound detection. Sound perception is termed audition. Paying attention to sound is listening.

Sensing sound involves percussive perception. One naturally tends to think of vision processing as forming mental spatial patterns, while hearing nominally creates temporal patterns. But the processes involved to deliver sensations are not so simple. Echolocation is perceived by the ears, yet the brain processes its reception into spatial imagery.