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Shihab Shamma Quoted in New York Times Story about Auditory Cues

Shihab Shamma Quoted in New York Times Story about Auditory Cues

Professor Shihab Shamma (ECE/ISR) is a contributor to a story on auditory cues in the June 23, 2009 New York Times Science section.

Shamma notes that the brain interprets visual and audio signals using similar strategies, including looking for the edges and the overall geometry of the signal. “What distinguishes one vowel from another is the shape of the waveform entering the ear,” Shamma said. “This would be analogous to what distinguishes a square from a circle.”

Read the full story online at the New York Times website (free registration required).

June 23, 2009


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