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By Shilo Rea
Scientists have singled out the method we use to separate sounds from each other.
"Now, we have a clearer understanding of the cognitive and neural mechanisms responsible for how the brain can select what to listen to" said Lori Holt, professor of psychology in CMU's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences.The experiment
The task was to be able to distinguish between differing melodies and note repetitions in the music.
The cortex contains many 'tonotopic' maps of auditory frequency.