Your Brain on Sound

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Sound and hearing shapes the mind, and is key to to survival for almost every animal, as Seth Horowitz , an auditory neuroscientist at Brown University and the author of "The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind," explains.

"When you get to humans or primates," he says, "we tend to have quite ornate auditory communication...but, then again, you can look at bats. Bats build their world from sound; they build three-dimensional models of the world just using sound, but their brains [are] the size of a peanut."


Seth Horowitz

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Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

The hand is quicker than the eye but

The noise is quicker than the hand

Dec. 26 2012 02:31 PM

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