A study conducted at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research at the University of Jyväskylä, Aalto University in Finland and Aarhus University in Denmark was done to see what is the link between your music listening habits, your mental health and your neural responses to the different types of musics through a combination of behavioural and neuroimaging data.
Don’t most people seek out music that reflects their mood, not the other way around? Years back, I remember a news piece on a setup that would apply electrodes/whatever and based on your brainwaves – construct music for playback. The subjects enjoyed the result…
Whistled Turkish is a non-conformist. Most obviously, it bucks the normal language trend of using consonants and vowels, opting instead for a bird-like whistle. But more importantly, it departs from other language forms in a more fundamental respect: it’s processed differently by the brain.
That girls did not participate is interesting – most other whistled languages I’d heard of, both genders participated in. So there’s bound to be something cultural… Additionally, girls did not participate – but that doesn’t mean girls did not understand.
This made me wonder about search & rescue operations, which might benefit when dealing with areas with weak to no wireless support.
We know human screams are jarring. They’re loud, occasionally shrill, and tend to make us feel stressed, or even fearful. What’s unclear is why they elicit anxiety. But a new study suggests this response may have something to do with the acoustic quality of human screams, and how they trigger the brain’s fear response.
It’s a sound/frequency we do not experience in normal, everyday settings.
I remember a friend remarking about knowing the difference when her kids would scream, to tell when things were really bad or they were faking. Another instance I remember was someone telling me about knowing when they were hearing a “death rattle”, in rural areas where a given animal got injured bad enough. We communicate a lot through sound – say one thing, but our tone infers another.