Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 3 weeks ago

What is sound?

I know the process of how we hear sound but can't comprehend the last part where the brain interprets the electrical signals as sound? Can someone clarify forgoing interpretation? 

shouldn't electrical signal be interpreted as an electrical signal - just thinking 


Similarly, why the brain doesn't interpret the electrical signals of neurons into sound? 

4 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago
    Favourite answer

    Sound, light, touch, taste, smell are ***ALL*** transmitted to the brain as electrical signals along the nerves.

    These electrical signals trigger patterns of activity in our neural network (brain) which cause us to experienece tdifferent sensations such as sound and light.

    No one actually understands how this last step - production of subjective exeprience - happens. It is in fact called 'the hard problem'.  There is a lot of research into this area because of the ovelap with artififical intelligence.

    Try this:

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  • Dixon
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    That is true of all sensory input. Basically, everything you experience is a signal in a neuron at some point and the experience itself is fabricated by the brain.  This is essentially what is called "The hard problem of consciousness".

  • 3 weeks ago

    Sound.      Its number 15 also at burger king

  • Vaman
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    When we speak, the air pressure that we create vibrate with a frequency and propagates with a velocity. This when enters the ear there is a thin membrane, similar to carbon membrane on the speakers, vibrates. These vibrations are sent to brain which interprets what we say. Some times this membrane gets torn. We can not hear anything from that ear.

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