a primer in sound for architects.
The ear - seat of balance
The ear is the seat of balance:
An exquisitely sensitive tributary of the body of air
Our stereophonic sense of the horizontal and vertical comes from the ear.
The cochlea (snail) and labyrinth of the human ear, about 10 times life size.
Note the fluid filled semicircular canals of the labyrinth in the x,y and z axes.
Travel sickness - nausea - is a confusion of one's bodily movement through space.
Indeed the modern word 'noise' has its root in the Latin and Greek 'nausea' suggesting a deep link between the spatial and audible.