Process of instant focus on a particular sound in the audible whole.

This can be applied to any sound, voccocentric or not. It is related to the dynamic of the sound and its ground. Ex: ambulance sirens in the street, music played in the street, etc…


  • Could also be described as a shift from the second or third strand of the auditory hierarchy to the first
  • The extension of the diegetic world can play affect the perception of a given sound. Allowing visual magnetisation to anything in the environment might reduce the effect power.
  • A visual magnetisation can help in the viewer to focus entirely on it.

Related effects: Eye-follow-ear effect
Related inductor effect: Auditory hierarchy

(Augoyard, 2006)

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