Universal Sense How Hearing Shapes the Mind

ISBN-10: 1608198839

ISBN-13: 9781608198832

Edition: 2013

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Every day, we are beset by millions of sounds-ambient ones like the rumble of the train and the hum of air conditioner, as well as more pronounced sounds, such as human speech, music, and sirens. How do we know which sounds should startle us, which should engage us, and which should turn us off?Why do we often fall asleep on train rides or in the car? Is there really a musical note that can make you sick to your stomach? Why do city folks have trouble sleeping in the country, and vice versa?In this fascinating exploration, research psychologist and sound engineer Seth Horowitz shows how our sense of hearing manipulates the way we think, consume, sleep, and feel.Starting with the basics of the biology, Horowitz explains why we hear what we hear, and in turn, how we've learned to manipulate sound: into music, commercial jingles, car horns, and modern inventions like cochlear implants, ultrasound scans, and the mosquito ringtone. Combining the best parts ofThis is Your Brain on MusicandThe Emotional Brain, this book gives new insight into what really makes us tick.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 8/20/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Foreword and Acknowledgments
Introduction
In the Beginning Was the Boom
Spaces and Places: A Walk in the Park
Listeners of the Low End: Fish and Frogs
The High-Frequency Club
What Lies Below: Time, Attention, and Emotion
Ten Dollars to the First Person who Can Define "Music" (and Get a Musician, a Psychologist, a Composer, a Neuroscientist, and Someone Listening to an iPod to Agree…)
Sticky Ears: Soundtracks, Laugh Tracks, and Jingles All the Way
Hacking Your Brain Through Your Ears
Weapons and Weirdness
Future Noizes
You Are What You Hear
Selected Sources and Suggested Readings
Index
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