Question by dragonzfriend: What does the essay title mean by encoding?
In an essay title I have for the psychology section of my biology course part of the question is “how does the brain encode sound?” Is it talking about the ear, i.e. sound to electrical impulses or is it about stuff that happens in the brain because we didn’t study that so much….
Basically, what does the question mean by encoding?
Also, any advice on the essay answer itself would be welcome too
Answer by LLLK
i think they mean recognition of sound.
Try to think of it this way, when you hear an ambulance siren, this triggers a mental picture of the ambulance, and it might even trigger a feeling of alarm or worry. All this might even trigger a memory.
Advice on the essay (if it IS on psychology, and not pure biology):
Right a bit on how sound and music can be used influence moods, for example on shoppers. look at this link for example! http://www.suite101.com/content/music-psychology–behavior-a53371
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