June 16, 2024
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The Surprising Interplay of Auditory Cues and Body Representation: A Study Reveals Unintended Forward Motion and Deviation Towards a Speaker

In an intriguing experiment, researchers from Université de Montréal’s School of Speech Therapy and Audiology, led by Daniel Paromov under the guidance of François Champoux, explored the relationship between auditory cues and body representation.

Imagine standing with your eyes closed and arms extended in front of you, while a stationary loudspeaker emits a series of sentences from just two meters away. After listening attentively, you’re instructed to maintain your position by walking on the spot for 60 seconds, using the auditory cues as guidance.

Upon opening your eyes, you might be surprised to find that you’ve inadvertently moved forward and veered an average of 26 degrees towards the speaker, Myopia and Presbyopia which was initially positioned 90 degrees from your right ear.

The cause of this unexpected deviation? The complex interplay between our auditory and body representation systems.

These fascinating findings were recently published in the journal iScience.

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