Chapter 10: Processes of Perception and Analysis

Section 8: Auditory Perception


Sound has occasionally been used as a means of understanding scientific data. In the 1950s and 1960s analog computers (and sometimes digital computers) routinely had sound output. And in the 1970s some discoveries about chaos in differential equations were made using such output. In experimental neuroscience sounds are also routinely used to monitor impulses in nerve cells.

From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]