Re: Auditory transduction video (Kevin Austin )

Subject: Re: Auditory transduction video
From:    Kevin Austin  <kevin.austin@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Thu, 31 Jan 2013 07:37:24 -0500

Hmmm ... I'm not sure how you know how the composer "... must have perceived the sound of the score ...". Consider: G Am7/G D7/F# G And now transpose it to C. I would not phrase the text in the video in the way it was done, but I find it a useful place to start. My small comment in relation to showing this as an introductory video is that it fails to adequately directly reveal the scale upon which this is happening. For example I would alike to see the oval window compared to the size of a small coin [a dime for example], and the hair cells compared to the width of a human hair. One small addition I would have had added would have been a description of hair cell movement when exploded to sound pressure levels of 110+dB. I am meeting more young people with mild to severe hearing loss from exposure. My experience is that students are not aware of how small and tenuous the connection is in this process of transduction. Kevin On 2013, Jan 30, at 11:01 AM, Eliot Handelman wrote: > On 01/29/2013 04:36 PM, Aniruddh Patel wrote: >> Dear Colleagues, >> >> I am thinking of showing this ~7-minute animation of auditory transduction >> to an intro psyc of music class for undergrads. The students come from >> diverse backgrounds and some have no scientific or musical background. >> >> >> >> Is anyone aware of alternative videos on this topic? >> >> Comments on this video are also welcome, if any experts out there spot >> serious problems. > > "This sequence of events is responsible for our acoustic perception of > the world around us" is illustrated with music written by a deaf man, who must > have perceived the sound of the score sitting on his desk without any of the means > described. > > best wishes, > > -- eliot

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