Our Brains Can See Sounds


Researchers have found a connection between early recognition of sound and the visual cortex. We humans can literally “see” the object in our visual system when the sound is processed. This gives us a survival advantage over other species.

“Sounds create visual imagery, mental images, and automatic projections. So, for example, if you are in a street and you hear the sound of an approaching motorbike, you expect to see a motorbike coming around the corner. If it turned out to be a horse, you’d be very surprised.”

Some of us, like Lance Priest, have this mental ability and then some. He can not only see sounds, he can see pretty much everything going on around him. It makes him unique, and dangerous.

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About Christopher Metcalf - Author

Christopher Metcalf is the author of Lance Priest / Preacher novels. Lance "Preacher" Priest is a spy, a killer, a human chameleon. He is the CIA's perfect weapon who lives by one simple rule -- there are no rules. Spies and Lies is a blog dedicated to espionage, the art and science of lying and occasional creative writing. www.christophermetcalf.com
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