Breakthrough in Finding Patterns in Complex Data Such as Sound

A new mathematical technique provides a dramatically better way to
analyze data, such as audio data, radar, sonar, or any other form of
time-frequency data

Humans have 200 million light receptors in their eyes,
10 to 20 million receptors devoted to smell, but only 8,000 dedicated
to sound. Yet despite this miniscule number, the auditory system is the
fastest of the five senses. Researchers credit this discrepancy to a
series of lightning-fast calculations in the brain that translate
minimal input into maximal understanding. And whatever those
calculations are, they’re far more precise than any sound-analysis
program that exists today.