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  • US Patent US3246082A: Telephone hold program system – http://bit.ly/2Q3nhzx
  • Can Music Move People? The Effects of Musical Complexity and Silence on Waiting Time – Adrian C North, David J Hargreaves – http://bit.ly/2OMCxk7
  • The Impact of Music on Consumers’ Reactions to Waiting for Services – Hui et al – http://bit.ly/2OImCTQ
  • Music and on-hold waiting time – North, et al – http://bit.ly/2OOd3D5
  • The Effects of On-Hold Telephone Music on the Number of Premature Disconnections to a Statewide Protective Services Abuse Hot Line – Liesl-Vivoni Ramos – http://bit.ly/2OOYuij
  • The effects of music, wait-length evaluation, and mood on a low-cost wait experience – Cameron, et al – http://bit.ly/2OO7Niu
  • Integrating time from experience in the lateral entorhinal cortex – Tsao, et al – https://go.nature.com/2OMWx6e
  • Hippocampal “Time Cells” Bridge the Gap in Memory for Discontiguous Events – MacDonald, et al – http://bit.ly/2OO94Gi






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The Muzak example is “Casa Bossa Nova” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://bit.ly/2OO1Ulo

Stephen Bruckert, host of In Which We Reveal…, was your Alex Jones Impersonator

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For Whom the Whistle Blows

This episode contains offensive language.

In this episode of Reasonably Sound we talk about how it is that through repetition, seemingly innocuous sounds come to be laden with meaning and can even guide the behavior of subjects exposed to them.

First, we spend a little time on how dogs are trained and the difference between classical and operant conditioning: a little bit of Pavlov, and a little bit of B.F. Skinner (an unwitting participant in the design of addictive games and social media, by a certain view).

After talking for a bit about dog whistles of the ultrasonic kind–the ones you can’t hear, but fido can–we spend the second half of the episode talking about dog whistles of the political kind. We talk about why certain kinds of political messages, ones dealing largely in hatefulness, are named after a piece of silent pup training paraphernalia, and how they can work to guide the behavior of people who have the ability hear them.

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On Dog Whistle Racism, Generally: