Auditory path – brain parts hearing
“Auditory pathway” describes route taken by auditory nerve impulses in and through the brain. But the hearing process is not over yet.
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People used to think that the senses were more localised. Now we know that apart from the auditory pathway, lots of other parts of the brain are involved, too – parts that are also used by the other senses. It is this that makes it possible for human intelligence to understand abstract concepts beyond the mere recognition of patterns. To be able to understand the complex facts of a complex sentence does, after all, involves more than recognizing the words together.
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Reception and processing of information
Perception, recognition, action