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Affect Brain Perception

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Seeing with your ears: There were two people looking at two balls moving on a screen while wearing headphones. The show host asked each one of them what did they observe and they both had a completely different answer. The first person said that the balls are bouncing off each other. The second person said that the balls crossed pass each other. Then they made them switch headphones and both participants had completely different answers. This was to test out the listening style of each of the people, specifically the informational listening style.

I saw two balls cross with each other when I first looked at it because there were no sounds at all. When they added the sound I actually saw them strike away from each other and changed my mind.
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The first time we watched the balls moving with no sounds they said that they were crossing each other. The second time we watched the balls moving with sounds, we changed our mind and thought they are bouncing off each other. Our understanding to the experiments totally changed after using sounds effects. Sounds affected brain perception of motion and made a big difference. To summarize, we can see the people interpreting the messages associated with sounds or what the sounds mean in the video.

The barriers to my listening in this exercise were mostly physical. My sister was watching a movie downstairs and distracting me most of the time. Also the neighbors were cutting the grass was really loud and annoying. I had no experience of a Physiological barrier. Thankfully I had my headphones and was able to concentrate hard enough on the assignment to focus.

To improve my listening skills I personally need to focus on avoiding the thought of I know what is going to happen. I also need to control my thoughts. In the book it states we must identify poor habits such as interrupting and tuning out. Also we must strive for mindful listening. Mindful listening is the desire to get the whole message and eliminating noisy barriers. The last part of mindful listening is to place your agenda lower on the priority list than the
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