the perfect study environment: music, cafe, silence, and other
the clapping(applause) phenomenon / birthday song phenomenon
soothing rain / harsh wind / spring sun / snow day: inferring the weather
the "unsettling" (?) silence of an electric car: socially conditioned sounds
sounds that bother us, and why
voice but not words -- emotion encoded in tone
major vs minor -- RELATIVITY based on tonic
abstraction and story
setting up expectation: chord progression and tonic resolution
time of day: same hallway at 3a, 8a, 11a, etc.
icu versus floor: who is sicker? how do we know? beeps, vents, drips
in the OR: operating in silence, background music, the heart monitor
in clinic: who comes to pediatric clinic? oncology clinic? GYN?
the overhead page: codewords and euphemisms
silence -- why do we hate it?