Auditory Localization

Auditory localization describes an organism's ability to perceive the location of the source of a sound. When a newborn hears a sound it typically turns towards the sound in attempts to locate the source. This is an example of auditory localization. Newborns as young as ten minutes old are known to exhibit auditory localization. Some explanations for this early ability is the importance to discern different noises as a means for language acquisition.

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