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4. Hearing and Language: Hacks 44–52 > 44. Detect Timing with Your Ears

Detect Timing with Your Ears

Audition is a specialized sense for gathering information from the fourth dimension.

If vision lets you see where something is, hearing tells you when it is. The time resolution of audition is way above that of vision. A cinema screen of 24 images a second looks like a constant display, rather than 24 brief images. A selection of 24 clicks a second sounds like a bunch of clicks—they don’t blur into a constant tone.

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