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Human Senses

Hearing the Shape of a Room

Ian Stewart | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Ian Stewart

This time it's echoes that matter, not vibrations. An echo arises when a pulse of sound hits something and bounces back. Sound travels quite fast, but it's not instantaneous, so the geometry of the room creates delays in the timing.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Can You Hear Colors, Taste Sound? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 06.04.2012 | Science

2012-04-05-Screenshot20120405at9.40.24AM.jpgSynesthesia is a fascinating neurological condition that causes an individual to experience perceptual information through a sense modality that is unlinked to its source.