To describe how perception might be employed generally toward meaning, in this case a description of cities, this example employs the gestalt tendency to find patterns in stimuli. In many cultures, crickets are good luck. Real-life crickets are also remarkable thermostats. The period of their chirping is directly proportional to ambient temperature.
A fairly simple example of neuroacoustics is illustrated by the electroacoustic piece Crickets, which gathers climate information from cities around the world, updated every few seconds. These temperatures are gathered live from an on-line database of about 60,000 weather reports, the variables determining the silent space between sampled audio of cricket chirps. Eight parallel loops create a sonic texture, particular to conditions on the planet. Neuroacoustics refers to the mind desperately attempting to process the overwhelming sensory stimuli by grouping, in order to (temporarily) create sense out of the meaningless chaos of noise.