Scientists Tuning in to How You Tune out Noise

I-LABS scientists Adrian KC Lee, Eric Larson, and Ross Maddox will present their work in Hong Kong, May 13-18, as part of a joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), Acoustical Society of China, Western Pacific Acoustics Conference, and the Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics.

ScienceDaily (May 8, 2012) - Although we have little awareness that we are doing it, we spend most of our lives filtering out many of the sounds that permeate our lives and acutely focusing on others -- a phenomenon known as auditory selective attention. In research that could some day lead to the development of improved devices allowing users to control things like wheelchairs through thought alone, hearing scientists at the University of Washington (UW) are attempting to tease apart the process...

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