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RE: The $64 Million Question

"I believe our current understanding of the ear/brain mechanism is woefully incomplete and that the next decade will reveal amazing new insights that will explain much of what is currently inexplicable regarding the reproduction of music and sound."

Indeed, Cognitive and Hearing sciences are spending a large amount of time to try to understand perception. There is enough out there, that if someone familiarizes themselves with the science, you can "connect the dots" into some interesting, testable hypotheses. This is what appears is happening for memory, vision, and also sound.

The problem with sound perception is too many people are relying upon "survey" style data gathering rather than more objective measures. I think this will likely change, as the COgnitive Scientists tend to rely upon the FMRI to get a direct read on where the brain activates which can give them clues as to what the brain is doing.

One, could, for instance, examine the brain of a musician as they are reading sheet music, listening to a cheap clock radio and a high end stereo with optimized room, and determine if the thought that a musician is "performing" the song through memory or truly listening to the recording as compared to a non-musician "civilian"

I'd expect over the next 10-20 years we will be in a position where we will see that before, were all trending towards truth, but will have so much better tools, that we will have the pleasure of re-inventing new immersive experiences with music that make all of our systems seem like the quaint mechanical 78 players of our grand and great-grandparents! At least we can hope!

"We have met the enemy and he is us" - Pogo

Edits: 07/05/17

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