How Auditory Perception Is Improved By White Noise

There are different types of noise. For instance, when you have a continuous background of white noise you’ll be able to hear pure sounds better. This is something that researchers from the University of Basel have recently discovered. They’ve included a summary of their findings on their website and in Cell Reports. Although we know that hearing is an important part of communicating, we don’t have a good understanding of how acoustic signals are perceived or processed so that we can make sense of them. What is clear is that the more precisely we’re able to distinguish sound patterns the better we’re able to hear. This is especially true in noisy backgrounds. Understanding the “Auditory Brain” The University of Basel’s Department of Biomedicine Professor Dr. Tania Rinaldi Barkat led this investigation into the neuronal foundation of sound perception and discrimination Read More +