Universal Sense How Hearing Shapes the Mind
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Publication date: 8/20/2013
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Foreword and Acknowledgments|
|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|
|You Are What You Hear|
|Selected Sources and Suggested Readings|