How we hear one voice amid many

Scientists believe they have discovered how humans are able to filter out unimportant noise in order to zoom in on that single voice you want to hear.

Scientists in Germany believe they have discovered how humans are able to filter out unimportant noise in order to zoom in on that single voice they want to hear.

Neuroscientist Holger Schulze and his colleagues think the brain's auditory system probably sorts different sources of sound based on their unique pitch and suppresses less important ones.

The scientists conducted experiments on gerbils, which have a similar hearing mechanism to humans, reports Live Science.

Read the story at Live Science: "Party trick: How we hear one voice amid many"

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