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Re: Why is it harder to locate high-pitched sounds?

Date: Fri Aug 3 14:16:03 2001
Posted By: Steve Taylor, Professional Engineer
Area of science: Medicine
ID: 994867358.Me

Humans use a kind of  ranging, where our brains measure the time delay
between signals received in the left and right ears. High frequency sounds
diffract strongly around objects, including our ears, this means that the
ears don't see the wavefront that they think they should, hence the
confusion of our sense of direction.


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