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?
- Steve4PhysicsLv 73 weeks agoFavourite 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.
- DixonLv 73 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
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- VamanLv 73 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.