My hobby is to listen to lectures from various universities that are posted on-line and listening to TED Conference speakers.
- some people listen to recorded lectures on mobile devices (my desktop is my chosen device combined with good quality sound speakers)
- how do some sound engineers make these lectures digestible...
Begin with Guidelines:
- four experiences: spatial, corporeal, temporal and relational... are a good starting point and can be found in this ancient article:
Van Manen, M. (1997). Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action"
I call this 15 year old article "ancient" because the field is dynamic and probably sound engineers are gaining knowledge at the speed of the many changes in the Internet and digital technologies.
My interest is in listening to the lectures, not in lecturing or in making YouTube vignettes of myself giving speeches. Sound engineering is well-beyond my 2nd year level physics course or my years of studying and being involved with financial markets. I am merely a dilettante interested in knowledge for knowledge's sake.
Scientists like Michael Merzinich suggest giving our brain a work-out now and then to stave off dementia and other mental fogginess that arrives along with the aging process. I know this because I read books and listen to speeches like the following.
Michael Merzenich studies neuroplasticity -- the brain's powerful ability to change itself and adapt -- and ways we might make use of that plasticity to heal injured brains and enhance the skills in healthy ones.
Why you should listen to him:
"Merzenich is perhaps the most recognizable figure in brain plasticity and how one develops competence through experience and learning."Dominique M. Durand