Have you ever woken with a start in the night and peered all owl-eyed at the bedroom door, as if some primal caveman might have peered out into the blackness after hearing a saber toothed tiger’s low growl?

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The creaking of a door, the sudden scream of a child… how about the sound of a coyote coming from the distance on a sultry summer’s evening? Or the sound of the dentist’s drill?! Now there’s a sound that goes right to our core?

Today, we are going to explore why certain sounds seem to root us to the ground.

Let’s just get to this amazing video…

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Notes:

  1. “Why Do Things Sound Scary?” YouTube. It’s Okay To Be Smart, 28 Oct. 2013. Web. 9 Feb. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JAym6-h4RE>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world.