A new study finds the skin has possible hearing capabilities.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study finds the skin may actually aid in helping people hear. As reported by LiveScience.com, researchers have found the various senses work together to help the brain form a view of our surroundings. Bryan Gick of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, a researcher on the study, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “[That’s] very different from the more traditional ideas, based on the fact that we have eyes so we think of ourselves as seeing visible information, and we have ears so we think of ourselves as hearing auditory information. That’s a little bit misleading.”
Gick is further quoted as stating, “A more likely explanation is that we have brains that perceive rather than we have eyes that see and ears that hear.”
More information about the research may be available in the Nov. 26 publication of Nature.
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