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We are inundated with sound — millions of sounds — and yet are brains tune in to only a few of them. Why? And how do these sounds affect our brains, our minds and our moods?

Those are some of the deep questions explored by Seth Horowitz in his new book, "The Universal Sense — How Hearing Shapes The Mind."


  • Seth Horowitz, neuroscientist in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology at Brown University

This segment aired on November 8, 2012.

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