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Unlocking the Mystery of Hearing Music in White Noise

Jan 23, 2024

We've all been there – lying in bed, trying to sleep, when suddenly we hear faint music playing in the distance. We search for the source, only to find there is none. This perplexing experience is known as auditory pareidolia – a phenomenon where our brains perceive familiar patterns, such as music or voices, in random and unrelated sounds, like white noise. In this article, we delve into the science behind auditory pareidolia, the role of our brain's auditory cortex in this phenomenon, and how our personal experiences and emotions can increase the likelihood of hearing music in white noise.

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