The Auditory System
Lecture no. 14 from the course: Understanding the Brain
Taught by Professor Jeanette Norden | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Like seeing, hearing is a construction of the brain. This lecture discusses how the ear converts pressure waves in the air into electrical signals that travel to the auditory areas of the brain, where they are interpreted as sound. We don't just "hear" sounds; we apply meaning to them, as in our processing of language.