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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000322.txt from 2001/02

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] Combination tones......
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2001 19:50:47 -0500

On Fri, 9 Feb 2001 16:47:32 -0500 (EST), said:

> On Fri, 9 Feb 2001, William Wright wrote:

> > They simply aren't 'hearing" the same thing. At least, that's how
> > I see it.
> The human ear and the mic "hear" different things; the non-linearity
> and processing in the human brain is different than the non-linearity
> and processing of a mic & amplifier. The human brain imposes a
> perception of something that isn't there.
> The visual systems' "fooling" with our perceptions is better
> understood to the layman than the auditory "fooling". The full moon on
> the horizon subtends the same angle (is the same size) whether it is
> near the horizon or directly overhead, but try to tell someone that!
> Even when I use a card to measure the apparent diameter at arm's
> length it is hard for me to believe that the object is exactly the
> same physical size when my brain screams out that they are different.

And there's even the political systems' "fooling" with our perceptions.

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