auditory auditory  /ˈɔ dɪ ˌtɔ ri/


  • (adj) of or relating to the process of hearing



  1. At the age of 7, Peter Bullimore experienced his first auditory hallucination: a comforting voice that told him everything would be all right.
  2. The brain's auditory networks are not fully developed until about age 15, so kids require a quieter environment and a louder signal than do adults when absorbing spoken information.
  3. Age can diminish this ability, which means that a senior who can hear just fine in a quiet environment may find a busy restaurant to be auditory chaos.


  1. Deaf child hears for the first time

    Three years ago, Grayson Clamp was born deaf; three weeks ago, he became the first child in the U.S. to receive what's called an auditory brain stem implant—and heard his father’s voice for the first time. Grayson, 3, who was adopted by Len and Nicole Clamp of Charlotte, N.C., is missing the cochlear nerves that [...]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Lookout via Yahoo! News

  2. The Arting Life | These Vintage Vinyl Photos Make Your Brain the Turntable

    Like a forgotten smell, some songs transport us to an earlier time in our lives. Maybe the summer after high school, maybe the dance floor at our wedding. This kind of auditory recall is what German photographer Kai Schäfer is ...        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Wired News

  3. Do-It-Yourself Brain Stimulation Has Scientists Worried

    Freshly Exhumed writes "Dave Siever always fancied himself as something of a musician, but also realized he did not necessarily sing or play in perfect key. Then he strapped on the electrodes of a device made by his Edmonton company, and zapped his brain's auditory cortex with a mild dose of electricity. The result, he claims, was a dramatic improvement in his ability to hear pitch, including ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Slashdot


  1. "If you essentially put yourself in an auditory cave, you're going to miss opportunities to learn by observing what others are doing, by overhearing," said Franklin Becker, a social and environmental psychologist who directs Cornell University's...
    on Feb 14, 2006 By: Aretha Franklin Source: TMCnet

  2. "Both said Li is schizophrenic, he was suffering from auditory hallucinations at the time of the murder, and he is mentally ill and needs to be treated and should not be sent to prison," Macyshon told CTV Newsnet.
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Jill Macyshon Source:

  3. "Most people, if they heard a baby screaming, would have some emotional response," Davidson says, but not the highly experienced meditators. "They do hear the sound, we can detect that in the auditory cortex, but they don't have the emotional...
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: Richard Davidson Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison University Communications

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