Thursday, February 13, 2003

It's interesting to note how much aural recall can be affected by other sensory cues. I've been trying sharpen my cold pitch memory for kicks, by thinking about how a familiar song begins (on the way home from school, so there are no guides to cheat with). Invariably I'll get it completely wrong, right up until the instant that I load the MP3 or CD and am about to hit Play. As soon as I prep for that motion of pressing the button, I can anticipate and recognize the pitch that will result.

I've noticed this phenomenon with CDs that I play a lot as well (or mix CDs). If I've become used the song that follows the one just played, I can reconstruct it in my head, even if the CD is on random play. Some theorist should do a study on sensory cues and steal my diligent research.

Congratulations to Mike, who was the 6000th visitor to the URI! Domain yesterday. Mike was also the 5000th visitor back in November, so apparently he doesn't have a whole hell of a lot to do.

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