Old phones are listening.

7 July 2014 grant 0

Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece on how old smart phones are being used to listen for disrupted sleep patterns, illegal loggers, gunshots, breeding […]

Perfect pitch isn’t.

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Science Daily sticks it to the people with an innate ear for what’s a C and what isn’t. Apparently, “perfect pitch” can be fooled: Absolute […]

Why is dissonance noisy?

21 November 2012 grant 0

Nature explores the strange mathematics of yuck – the neurological reason why we find dissonant music hard to listen to: Consonant chords are, roughly speaking, […]

‘The Bloop’ identified.

20 November 2012 grant 0

I’m not sure when this happened, but NOAA thinks they’ve finally identified the mysterious underwater sound known as ‘The Bloop’: The broad spectrum sounds recorded […]

The Neuroscience of Gotye.

17 July 2012 grant 0

Fun to read Sound on Sound’s behind-the-mixing-board analysis of what made “Somebody That I Used To Know” so darn catchy – even though it breaks […]

Bb below the lowest C.

20 December 2011 grant b 0

Not new research, but I just learned that the lowest note in the Universe: The black hole resides in the Perseus cluster of galaxies located […]

Noise hurts. Why?

7 November 2011 grant b 0

Science explores why the noise of nails on a chalkboard is so awful: As they will report next week at the Acoustical Society of America […]

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