Yaakov Nemoy: Emotions Rising

Yaakov Nemoy: Emotions Rising

Mssr Nemoy,

I think it is because humans for some reason have less error tolerance in their brain for sound than eyesight. You can mess with a visual signal in many ways and people can make out what is there or even find the odd vision effects temporarily pleasant.

Messing with sound seems to cause discomfort and pain. The brain knows something is wrong and will activate various fight or flight mechanisms. This effect is more acute in some people (audiophiles who find discomfort in listening to a CD versus a live performance or a record because they aren't getting signal their brain is expecting. But for most people just cause drops in sound or change it and you will see that they will start showing anxiety.

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