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Chill factors: The everyday things that make us see ghosts | New Scientist Nov 2017
"Over the years, researchers have singled out various physical, psychological and environmental factors. But debate continues about which ones are actually involved, how they create ghostly experiences and why some of us are more affected than others."

" In the early 1900s, British radio pioneer Oliver Lodge linked physical vibrations to reports of psychic phenomena. Others have since pointed the finger specifically at infrasound – sounds below the normal limit of human hearing – and electromagnetic fields. .... But other studies have been inconclusive."

" in 2009 by a team at Goldsmiths, University of London, who built a room to investigate environmental factors linked to ghostly encounters. Participants in the Haunt project reported plenty of “anomalous” sensations, ranging from tingling and sadness to sensing a presence, terror and even sexual arousal. However, there were no peaks in these effects close to planted sources of infrasound, and they were just as common when the infrasound was off as when it was on."

"The case for electromagnetic fields is less compelling, but O’Keeffe suspects infrasound does have a role in experiences of haunting. ... Context is crucial, though. "

"Some clues come from neurological patients who report feeling someone is there when no one is actually present. Olaf Blanke [et al.] examined some of them, and traced their experiences to lesions in parts of the brain involved in sensorimotor control: ... In particular, damage in any one of three brain areas resulted in the misperception of “self” as “other”."

“Our study shows that the brain has multiple representations of our own body,” says Blanke. “Normally, these are successfully integrated, giving us a unitary experience of our body and self. However, when the brain network is damaged, a second representation of our body – different from our physical body – may arise, which is not experienced as ‘me’ or ‘I’, but rather as the presence of another human being.” He notes that at high altitudes, a lack of oxygen could affect the temporoparietal junction, one brain region his team identified as playing a role in sensing a presence. Physical exhaustion could do so too. “Due to its direct link with sensorimotor processing, it could impact the brain regions we described,” says Blanke.
psychology  NewScientist  paranormal  hallucination  synaesthesia  sound  neuroscience 
october 2018 by pierredv
The Bloop on Vimeo
"In 1997, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recorded from deep in the ocean one of the loudest sounds ever detected. No known animal could make it and no man-made source was ever found."
Vimeo  acoustics  video  sound  documentary 
july 2017 by pierredv
Vectors Journal: The Roaring 'Twenties - Author's Statement
via 99 percent invisible

an interactive exploration of the historical soundscape of New York City
By Emily Thompson

The goal is to recover the meaning of sound, to undertake a historicized mode of listening that tunes our modern ears to the pitch of the past. Simply clicking a "play" button will not do.
- Emily Thompson, Author's Statement
audio  sound  history  NewYork 
january 2017 by pierredv
Record WAV audio
By default, the Sound Recorder in Windows 7 to save in .wma format. However, you can save it in .wav format by using this command: Go to Start, type soundrecorder /file outputfile.wav in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
windows  sound  audio  howto 
april 2015 by pierredv
CYBORG FOUNDATION | Rafel Duran Torrent on Vimeo
"Neil Harbisson was born with achromatopsia, a rare condition that causes complete colour blindness. In 2004, Harbisson and Adam Montandon developed the eyeborg, a device that translates colours into sounds. Harbisson has been claimed to be the first recognized cyborg in the world, as his passport photo now includes his device."
cyborg  vimeo  via  VecindadGrafica  vision  sound  sensation  synaesthesia  video 
february 2013 by pierredv
Bird sounds from the lyre bird - David Attenborough - BBC wildlife - YouTube
"David Attenborough presents the amazing lyre bird, which mimics the calls of other birds - and chainsaws and camera shutters - in this video clip from The Life of Birds."
sound  imitation  birds  BBC  youtube 
may 2012 by pierredv
Rigid-Body Fracture Sound
the sound of stuff breaking, reported New Sci 24 Jul 2010 "Taking the toil of out animation soundtracks"
sound  audio  physics  simulation  NewScientist 
august 2010 by pierredv
Sounding Liquids: Automatic Sound Synthesis from Fluid Simulation
Reported in NewSci 24 Jul 2010, "Taking the toil out of animation soundtracks"
sound  audio  science  simulation  NewScientist  video 
august 2010 by pierredv
NOAA Ocean Explorer: Sounds in the Sea 2001
link via New Scientist story on "the bloop", Sep 2009
sound  audio  unexplained  science  NewScientist 
november 2009 by pierredv
Open Sound New Orleans
collaborative sound map of the city; via NPR Weekend Edition Sunday, 12 Jul 2009
sound  audio  maps  geography  us  culture 
july 2009 by pierredv
subharmonics.html
work by Mari Kimura on playing sounds lower than violin strings sound; ref via New Scientist, 30 Sep 06, issue # 2571
music  sound 
november 2006 by pierredv
whitney music box var. 0 - chromatic - 48 tines
amazing music + visual circles tones; from eszter.com blog
sound  design 
october 2006 by pierredv

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