Why do we respond physically to hearing certain sounds? Brain Games asks volunteers to listen to a variety of sounds and explains why some sounds trigger strong, instinctual reactions.

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  • Our senses dictate and influence how we experience the world around us. For example, hearing certain sounds can trigger an explicit biological response. Imagine the sound of nails on a chalkboard. Does your body become tense? This video helps explain why this happens and what parts of the brain are involved.