The Sound of Fear

  • Paul A. Moore


Within human society, vocalizations (words, sounds, and songs) are used to convey information or thoughts from the sender to the receiver. Just as surely as the elephants created seismic waves for greeting family and friends, we use words in an identical fashion. A friendly “hello,” “what’s up,” or “nice to meet you” are used as greetings and undoubtedly depend upon the familiarity of the two parties. Aside from these phrases, we use words and sounds to engage in two-way dialogues. Constructing sentences out of a series of vocalizations has the ability to powerfully transfer the feelings and objects in one person’s brain into the other person and vice versa. A back and forth of words can create structures for deep thought and is really the basis of modern human sociality.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul A. Moore
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesBowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenUSA

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