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Hearing and the Mind

Monday, September 17, 2012

Seth Horowitz, neuroscientist and professor at Brown University and the author of The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind, talks about how sound affects us and how we've learned to manipulate it.

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Seth Horowitz

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Comments [5]

gerry from CT

Why was this portion of the program so short,it covered nothing. Listening is not only a physiological mechanism but an well-developed skill. Nothing about the art and importance of listening was discussed. Very disappointing. Have him on again for an hour.

Sep. 17 2012 12:01 PM
telegram sam from Staten Island

Thanks, Tony UWS. I guess Genesis lives by the rule that the truth should never get in the way of a good story!

Sep. 17 2012 11:41 AM
Tony from UWS

A number of friends of mine did a test on the Discovery Channel's show, "Mythbusters", involving infrasonic frequencies and nausea. The theory was disproved. Even with several of Meyer Sound's very large directional subwoofers surrounding the test subject with a large range of frequencies, none of the testers became nauseated.

Sep. 17 2012 11:03 AM
Nick from Uws

The word is not "nauseous". The word is nauseATED. YOU are nauseous for propagating this endless error in grammar.

Sep. 17 2012 10:56 AM
telegram sam from Staten Island

Genesis Porridge of the 70s industrial band Throbbing Gristle once said in an interview that he evicted a bunch of people who were squatting behind his house by setting up infrasonic speakers and blasting them, hypersonically, 24 hours a day. They didn't realize what was happening to them, only that they felt sick when they were near his house. Is this possible?

Sep. 17 2012 10:55 AM

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