Duke University neuroscientists have found that moving the eyes triggers the the eardrums to move as well. The bones in the ear react to sound, but also cam be controlled by the brain. Vibrations within the ear were detected using sensitive microphones prior to the eye actually moving. It is theorized that this may be a mechanism that the brain uses to sync auditory and visual information. The paper was published in the Jan 23 Proceedings of the National Academy of Science; the team included researchers from the University of South California and the University of Florida.
- When our eyes move so do our eardrums,this proves a connection between the two. .
- This is important because it prompts the brain to work and connects the two
- By seeing and hearing at the same time and our brain processing both realities we have a better understanding of what we see.
“Simply moving the eyes triggers the eardrums to move too, even in the absence of sound, says a new study by neuroscientists.”