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How do bats see in 3D with their ears and how did that lead to the development of medical ultrasound?
What is it about the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard that makes us cringe?
Why do city folks have trouble sleeping in the country, and vice versa?
Why can't you get that song out of your head?
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.
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By Dawn on 07-17-14
Not what I was expecting
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
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.
Has The Universal Sense turned you off from other books in this genre?
No, I am always interested in books related to sound and music. I just wasn't interested in this particular portrayal.
Did The Universal Sense inspire you to do anything?
1 of 4 people found this review helpful