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Psychoacoustics

Meteors Don't Strike Twice

Eric J. Heller | Posted 03.25.2013 | Science
Eric J. Heller

A loud boom sounding like a major piece of artillery frightens your normally quiet neighborhood. Houses shake and dishes rattle. Later the TV news reports that the boom was heard over many miles, but nothing exploded. No supersonic aircraft flew by. Someone saw yellow light in the sky.

The Science Of Catchiness And Other Sonic Art

Posted 09.07.2011 | Arts

For a song to be catchy, it doesn't necessarily need to be enjoyable. If you've ever lay awake at night with It's A Small World or Macarena keeping yo...