Like all humans, scientists come in every shape, size and color imaginable. Every now and then I run into a real character. That is most certainly the case with the subject of my story on the News@Northeastern today. Professor Michail Sitkovsky is a burly man with a mutinous brow and thick accent that…
In his new book, “Sonic Persuasion: Reading Sound in the Recorded Age,” Greg Goodale, assistant professor of communication studies, critically analyzes how a wide range of actual sounds — from U.S. presidents’ audio recordings to cartoon soundtracks — have been used as persuasive devices, often providing greater meaning to interpretations of identity, culture and history.