Archive for July, 2017

Soul Resonance and Music

Soul Resonance and Music

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on July 10, 2017 | 3 Replies

(Montalk.net) True music is measured by the degree to which its melody, harmony, rhythm, and texture in and of themselves evoke an objective response in us. For example, a minor chord sounds sad without us ever needing to be conditioned to feel that. Infants can distinguish between harmonious and dissonant chords well before their enculturation. A beat can make us clap or tap our foot without having to be taught to do so, as seen in babies who bend their knees and bounce to the music instinctively. Similarly, an odd pattern of strange sounds can make us tilt our heads in curiosity.

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Sound Waves Direct Particles to Self-Assemble, Self-Heal

Sound Waves Direct Particles to Self-Assemble, Self-Heal

Authored or posted by | Updated on | Published on July 3, 2017 | 2 Replies

(NewsCenter.LBL.gov) An elegantly simple experiment with floating particles self-assembling in response to sound waves has provided a new framework for studying how seemingly lifelike behaviors emerge in response to external forces. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) demonstrated how particles, floating on top of a glycerin-water solution, synchronize in response to acoustic waves blasted from a computer speaker.

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