Monday, October 29, 2007
Human Auditory System: Blind detectives
The International Herald Tribune (US center-left newspaper published in Europe) has a very interesting article on a group of blind detectives working for the Belgian Federal Police. This group puts their more sensitive and highly trained hearing to good use by picking up on clues that normally-seeing detectives would often miss, such as accents, background noises, and softer or obscured sounds. If there hasn't been one already, we should expect an episode of CSI to feature blind detectives just as soon as they can get one shot!