What is sound? Most people are barely conscious of the noises that surround them every day, but your brain is actually putting a lot of effort into hearing and processing the world around you. How do you recognize and respond to your environment? How can you tell that you're listening to music when the radio is on, and not just random noise? How does your ear pick up sounds in the first place?All of these details go a long way toward helping you understand the physical nature of the world and keep you aware of potential risks, but a lot of this process happens on a subconscious level and is easily taken for granted. This list of sound facts breaks down the world of sound to find out what's really going on and explains just how it works.
Sound Is All in the Vibrations
Ears' Asymmetrical Shapes Tell You Where a Sound Comes From
The Three Smallest Bones in the Human Body Are Ear Bones
We Perceive Sound with Neural Impulses