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3D audio-visual cognition

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“The Commonwealth of the Future”

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The 3Dness of words

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Who has ever really listened to a word?

When it comes to listening to words, ears commonly tend to focus on a limited range of decoding processes. From meaning to subliminal tone and intensity clues, most of the cognitive effort goes into ‘understanding’ the speaker. From a broader aural point of view, that’s quite a poor listening, even for a single spoken word. Spoken words are not just symbols –such as those flat, typed words on a screen or on paper– but real things, physical objects, living events in our 3-dimensional world.

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Before we get to the ʻ3Dʼ aspect, something has to be said about something that needs to be done to achieve any kind of audio-visual coherence and cognition. The audio part of audio-visual has a lot of catching up to do in resolution if itʼs to be integrated with the kinds of high-definition, high-resolution, ultra-HD displays that flood the visual field.

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