Sound as an Emotional Driver

Seth Horowitz, auditory neuroscientist at Brown University, said in an interview with National Public Radio, “Sound and the mind are very, very intricately linked, and yet we almost never pay attention to sound. Sound is always there. It’s our early warning system. It’s also our emotional driver. It’s our attentional driver. Everything you hear has some kind of an impact on you and changes how you respond to the rest of the world. So since sound provides context, it’s operating in the back and is able to give us the basis for a lot of very, very complex cognitive responses. Emotion is one of the most complicated things that the brain has to carry out, and one of the most important drivers of

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