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Do we hear what is actaually happening?


We hear what we expect to hear
Date:
January 8, 2021
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Technische Universität Dresden
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Neuroscientists show that the entire auditory pathway represents sounds according to prior expectations.
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Humans depend on their senses to perceive the world, themselves and each other. Despite senses being the only window to the outside world, people do rarely question how faithfully they represent the external physical reality. During the last 20 years, neuroscience research has revealed that the cerebral cortex constantly generates predictions on what will happen next, and that neurons in charge of sensory processing only encode the difference between our predictions and the actual reality.

A team of neuroscientists of TU Dresden headed by Prof Dr Katharina von Kriegstein presents new findings that show that not only the cerebral cortex, but the entire auditory pathway, represents sounds according to prior expectations.

For their study, the team used functional magnetic resonance
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/01/210108120110.htm

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Apparently not. Each of us has a slightly different experience based on what we expect.
The same is probably true for all of our experiences.
Our physical sensors vary as well.
In other words, everything we as individuals experience is, to some degree, unique.
Strictly speaking, there aren't any "shared" experiences.

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