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Auditory stimilus

  1. Nov 27, 2011 #1
    Hello, this is my first discussion post on these forums and I hope I won't break any rules. I have only two years of university study in engineering, and so to begin with: I am what a motor in your car is to a nano-motor. I'll probably sound big, but know very little about what is actually important.

    My favorite thing to do after a long couple of weeks of intense study at the University of Toronto, was always taking a break by listening to audiobooks by or pertaining to Terry Goodkind, Star Wars. This is a habit I've developed over the high school years and into university, all in all normal. I believe the statistical breakdown is: I have good ears, simply because I hate shows that regularly expose people to dB's well above the regulated standards set by law. My brain is looking for an audio source to initiate creative thought, yet I know that in real life: "It doesn't come to you, you should get it", so to speak. Having left university for a year due to a health problem in the beginning of summer, I find it much harder to dismiss the linguistic spam I see everywhere on WWW, Normal News (which I've always never watched due to decontextualization).

    So how do you guys do it? Imagine for a second you were always that one bastard in school who comes to class with a mp3 player only once during a week, and openly demonstrates albeit quietly and politely that he's listening to a book because the lecture has already been understood through a careful application of patience and self-reflection. By not saying anything that is, and at least 90% for your tests or you wasted your life attitude.

    How do you do physics/science/engineering when the auditory center of your brain could very well be muscled to the point of absurdity? Where specifically?

    (any advice is appreciated)
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 27, 2011 #2
    It's not clear to me what your question is. That is, as far as I know, and from my experience, one learns physics/science/engineering by reading relevant material, working the problems, learning the math, and memorizing as much as one can.
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