Hearing With Your Brain

Hearing With Your Brain

Why do we respond physically to hearing certain sounds? Brain Games asks volunteers to listen to a variety of sounds and explains why some sounds trigger strong, instinctual reactions.



National Geographic Channel

Our senses dictate and influence how we experience the world around us. For example, hearing certain sounds can trigger an explicit biological response. Imagine the sound of nails on a chalkboard. Does your body become tense? This video helps explain why this happens and what parts of the brain are involved.

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Chandana Jasti, National Geographic Society
Jeannie Evers, Emdash Editing, Emdash Editing
Andrew Rasner, National Geographic Society
Last Updated

October 19, 2023

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