Dawkins, Professor Richard - Unweaving the Rainbow - On hearing
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Professor Richard Dawkins - Unweaving the Rainbow
Mirabile Dictu, the brain manages to sort out the rustling from the whispering; the coughing from the door banging, the instruments of the orchestra from each other. Such a feat of unweaving and reweaving, or analysis and synthesis, is almost beyond belief, but we all do it effortlessly and without thinking.
Bats are even more impressive, analysing stuttering volleys of echoes to build up, in their brains, detailed and fast changing three dimensional images of the world through which they fly, including the insects which they catch on the wing, and even sorting out their own echoes from those of other bats.