The surprising truth about how the things our ears hear affect what's between them. Every day, we are surrounded by millions of sounds - ambient ones like the rumble of the train and the hum of air conditioner, as well as more attention-grabbing sounds, such as human speech, music, and sirens. But how do we process what we hear every day? And how does it affect our brains and our minds? This book answers such revealing questions as:
Starting with the basics of auditory biology, neuroscientist and musician Seth Horowitz explains how sound affects us, 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. Whether you're standing in a crowded subway or a quiet meadow, you'll never hear the same way after listening to this book. The Universal Sense gives new insight into what the sounds of our world have to do with the way we think, feel, and interact.
©2012 Seth S. Horowitz (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I wasn't super engaged by this book because it was so scientific and detailed that I tended to drift off while listening EVERY time!! Maybe I absorbed something interesting in my sleep but ... I guess it just wasn't what I was looking for.
No, I am always interested in books related to sound and music. I just wasn't interested in this particular portrayal.
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