Monday, June 24, 2024

Auditory Approach System

Technically speaking, humans have the ability to predict the future by using their senses to help determine what's around them. While it's not always accurate, it certainly helps to determine whether or not a situation is dangerous, especially in situations where it's warranted, like in war, hunting, or in a dangerous area. One of the abilities people have to help determine whether or not a situation is dangerous is the auditory approach system. Using sound, they develop their version of the "Spidey Sense", where they are able to sense potential danger and hopefully give them enough time to escape.

The auditory approach system is the use of hearing to determine whether or not a quick reaction is needed in a certain situation. It incorporates sounds from all around, and detects the presence of objects and living things. To help increase it's accuracy, it builds off of past sounds to see how fast something is going, how far away it is, and where it is. Not only is it helpful for quick thinking, it also helps to predict the future, by using it's speed and approximate location to determine where it's going, and if it is a threat. If it's moving towards the person, determining when it's going to be closest to them is key. Using these senses and cognitive abilities, it provides another level of protection and safety for people who need it.

One example of this is hunting. Hunters need a great deal of experience dealing with wild animals to be considered good, needing to use several senses to both hunt successfully and stay safe while doing so. Oftentimes they’d need to rely on more than just eyesight, so using hearing to tell what is going on in the present, as well as predict movements in the future is an important skill to have. Learning how to hear better, and how to hear the future in this case serves as a way to protect the hunters from harm.

   Work Cited

Mowbray, Mike. “SPIDEY SENSE.” Sixth Sense Abcderium, Accessed 24 June 2024.

Rosenblum, Lawrence D. “Perfect Pitches, Beeping Pitches.” See What I’m Saying, W. W. Norton & Company, New York City, New York, 2011, pp. 29–56.

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like you're talking about how individuals use their hearing to sense danger, similar to how Spider-Man has his "Spidey Sense." This ability lets us understand what's quickly happening around us. It allows us to decide how to stay safe, especially in places where we can't rely on what we see. For example, hunters use their hearing to hear animals moving and predict where they might be heading, which helps them stay safe and successful. Your perspective highlights how individuals use their auditory approach system for detecting threats. Nice post Ryan!