9. Contributions

Auditory World in terms of Attentional Patterns

We proposed a new understanding of the auditory world in terms of changes in attentional patterns. Applying Rao's work to audio was no easy task, since at first sight, the two worlds have nothing in common.

Periodicity is Learned, not hard coded

New theory of how periodicity emerges from matching successively larger patterns, and understanding emergent patterns.

Language of Attention

Provided a language of attention for the understanding of musical pieces. Adding a new category to Rao's system, and filing in the auditory equivalents of Rao's visual routines.

Unifying visual and auditory world

Same architecture of attention can be used to explain both visual and auditory worlds. Implications on evolution of those behaviors and on the separation and specialization of our brains to the different tasks it accomplishes today.