Great question , what separate artist from the addict? Here is great text about this subject, makes you wonder which one are you. Sometimes its hard to spearate this two , but here is some guidelines that can help you.
A few months ago, a colleague of mine told me about meeting a young woman who was “passionate” about writing. He asked her what she had written recently, and she said nothing. In recounting the story to me, he said, “How can you say you’re passionate about something if you’re not doing anything about it?” Good question.
And yet, this is a common affliction. Many of us feel passionate about a particular job or creative project or cause, but we don’t take action on it. Why? Are we addicted to failure? Addicted to distraction? Addicted to money?
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Ever wondered how all that vibrating air is turned into sweet sweet music inside your head? Wonder no more! Here is a great video by Brandon Pletsch called ‘Auditory Transduction’ showing the auditory system in action when you hear music.How we hear music is amazing stuff…
Hearing (or audition; adjectival form: “auditory” or “aural”) is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations through an organ such as the ear. It is one of the traditional five senses. The inability to hear is called deafness.
In humans and other vertebrates, hearing is performed primarily by the auditory system: vibrations are detected by the ear and transduced into nerve impulses that are perceived by the brain (primarily in the temporal lobe). Like touch, audition requires sensitivity to the movement of molecules in the world outside the organism. Both hearing and touch are types of mechanosensation.