What do you do when your brain’s telling you to talk, but your ears aren’t working?
How do you tell the difference?
If you’re like me, you probably want to look for a movie that can be a source of amusement.
Maybe it’s a Disney flick that’s been released in theaters but you’re not really looking for something to watch on your phone or tablet.
Or perhaps you’ve heard about the recent study by Dr. Christopher Fuhrman at University of California, San Diego that found a link between the tone of a movie and its ability to stimulate a specific part of the brain.
So why aren’t you watching that movie?
The answer may be found in the tone-based system that Fuhrsmans team developed, and it’s not entirely a surprise.
The idea that the brain is a tone-controlled machine is a common one.
A tone is a series of changes in the amount of sound in a sound source.
For example, if you change the volume of a speaker to make it quieter, you might make the sound louder.
But if you also lower the volume by changing the timbre of the sound, you can make the noise quieter.
The Fuhrers’ team found that tone perception is a complex system that can involve several different components.
It’s not a perfect system because tone perception varies in some people and in others, the brain can’t process it at all.
But the researchers found that people who are tone-sensitive in the auditory cortex — the part of your brain that processes sounds — tend to enjoy movies with the loudest sounds, while people who can’t be tone- sensitive in the sensory cortex tend to find movies with quieter sounds.
So if you can’t tell a movie by the sound of its music, you’d be best to go out and find some other movie to see if it’s loud enough to make you smile.
It might just be a good excuse to have a quiet movie.