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Why Do Fingernails Scraped On A Chalkboard Bother Us So Much?

Cringing at the sound of fingernails being scraped on a chalkboard is an evolutionary remnant of the time when danger lurked just outside the cave and the quicker we responded the better our chances of survival. So the next time you hear one of these offensive noises, after you're done cringing thank your ancestors for developing an auditory alarm system that made you possible.

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Dinner Vs. Supper: A Tale of Two Meals

If every meal is dinner we’d grow bored with the experience but if every meal is supper we miss out on a lot of the experience wonderful food has to offer. The same thing could be said for music: You don’t love music any less because you treat it like supper, but you don’t enjoy it to its fullest extent either.

Why not make room in your life for both?

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The Earworm Project: Studying Why Songs Get Stuck In Your Head

Got a song stuck in your head? Read this. It won't go away but at least you'll know you're not alone.

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Smoke On the Water and the Rolling truck Stones thing

Today marks the 45th anniversary of the fire that inspired a million air guitarists.

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Deconstructing Paul Simon's You Can Call Me Al

This week I’m going to de-construct the soundstage on Paul Simon’s groundbreaking 1986 hit You Can Call Me Al. I used a pair of KEF R900’s powered by a Parasound J1/J2 monoblock/preamp pairing and a Musical Fidelity A1008 CD player.

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Deconstructing 'Sunny' - Glen Burtnik's Inside Look At A Pop Standard

Guest contributor rock & roll legend Glen Burtnik deconstructs a cool 60s pop standard and gives us some insight into the background and what the song meant to him.

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