Are Two Ears Better than One? Binaural vs. Monaural Sound Localization
Humans use both "monaural" (one ear) information and "binaural" (two ear) information in order to locate (or "localize"), people, animals, and noisey things. In this experiment, blindfolded subjects will be assigned to one of two groups. Group One, the "monaural group," will guess the location of a kitchen timer when it rings with one ear blocked by an ear plug. Group Two, the "binaural group," will guess the location of the timer with both ears. You can then compare the accuracy of the guesses in each group.
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