Professor Berklee College of Music Boston, Massachusetts
We summarise new medical studies on human perception, and discuss if sensing in adults primarily should be regarded a reach-out phenomenon. It would thus depend largely on previous experience; thereby also affecting e.g. the between-subject sensory variation to be expected.
Considering hearing, time is a deciding factor on several scales, and the realtime sensory information flow-rate is modest. We discuss the term “slow listening”, i.e. taking time more into account in pro audio, for instance when conducting subjective tests, when evaluating content, equipment or rooms; and when preserving content for future generations to enjoy.