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Audio Resource Jan Didden

It's great to have you here!

This place is where I talk about my personal projects, interests and whatnot. Not necessarily related to audio, although it often is. Under the Musings button you'll find things related to perception and conciousness which of course are very much applicable to audio!

My library lists lots of (historic) audio papers and studies that I personally find important to understand many different issues in audio.

I also have collected the interviews I've done with audio luminaries. Take some time to read and digest them - there are very interesting and worthwhile gems in each of them! My projects however is audio stuff - things I designed, wrote articles about, and my personal system. Comments and remarks are always welcome!

Last but surely not least, let me mention my publication Linear Audio. Published twice per year, over 200 pages of technical audio related articles from international authors. Article abstracts and author bio's can be read at the website, and some articles are available for free online.

So, take a look around, explore the various areas and let me know what you think!

Upheavals of Thought

"Upheavals of though - The intelligence of emotions" by Martha C. Nussbaum

This is a book that seeks to explain the role and function of emotions in our lives. Are emotions simply animal energies or impulses with no connections to our thoughts? Or are they rather suffused with intelligence and discernment, and thus a source of deep understanding and awareness?

In this book, Martha Nussbaum argues that emotions are not alien forces but highly discriminating responses to what is of value and importance to us. The emotion is our body's way of telling us the significance and affect of a particular situation, and in this way helps us to come up with the apropriate response. This way of thinking neatly dovetails with that of Antonio Damasio (The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness; Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain).