The Cocktail Party Problem

The Cocktail Party Problem

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 986 , Segment 2

Episode: Barr and Mueller, Understanding Sound, Cigarette Warnings,Chicken Bones

  • Jan 16, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 13:02 mins

Guest: Jonathan Z. Simon, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biology, University of Maryland Just now, your brain did something amazing. First you heard the Top of Mind theme music and then I started talking and immediately your brain recognized the sounds had changed –that now you were hearing speech and your brain needed to pay closer attention. How the brain does that so quickly is a focus of Jonathan Simon’s research at the University of Maryland.

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