System Preferences

People usually show a right-ear (left-hemisphere) advantage for words, digits, nonsense syllables, Morse code, difficult rhythms, and the ordering of temporal information, whereas they show a left-ear (right-hemisphere) advantage for melodies, musical chords, environmental sounds, and tones of the voice. Similar differences have been found for other senses as well. Sam Harris, Waking Up: A Guide […]

Discordant Abomination

Ignatius chewed with a blissful savagery, studying the scar on the man’s nose and listening to his whistling. “Do I hear a strain from Scarlatti?” Ignatius asked finally. “I thought I was whistling ‘Turkey in the Straw.’” “I had hoped that you might be familiar with Scarlatti’s work. He was the last of the musicians,” […]