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Hearing

  • By: Brian C. J. Moore
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Hearing probably initially evolved to alert organisms to significant events in the environment. Unlike visual stimuli, sounds can be detected whatever their direction of incidence. Hearing can indicate the presence of a predator or prey, and it can indicate the appropriate ...