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Re: Cage & Anechoic Chambers -- a few questions

On Sun, 25 Oct 1998, Eliot Handelman wrote:

> the low sound being due
> to blood circulation, and the high sound due to "the nervous system."

What comes to mind immediatly, I believe, is Tinnitus...

        Pulsatile tinnitus can have numerous causes, including narrowing of
the internal carotid artery. It results in your 'hearing your heart'
(although there can be many causes of pulsatile tinnitus, btw).

        High-pitched tinnitus is also quite a common type of tinnitus.
Whether Cage thought it was music is another question... I know that when i
enter our sound room, I hear a high frequency noise, esp during an
experiment, late at night.


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