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Our sense of hearing and how it shaped the mind

November 21, 2012

Sound is everywhere in this world – you can’t escape it.  Our ears process millions of noises all day long –laughter, car horns, music, bird calls, computer keyboard clicks, the wind.  Sound and the way we hear it has shaped our evolution and our brains in fundamental ways.  Yet neuroscientist SETH HOROWITZ believes that we often overlook our auditory sense and its amazing capabilities. In his new book “The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind” Horowitz explains how our hearing works, how it made us human, and how hearing and listening are different.

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