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Re: unpleasant sounds

At 08:07 AM 4/19/2003 +0200, Christian Kaernbach wrote:

Are there any recordings out there of GPS (goose pimple sounds)? I am
not speaking of sounds like those in the IADS (screaming baby), but of
sounds that give goose pimples merely by their physical stimulus
properties, such as finger nails on the black board. Before I start
looking for an appropriate laboratory stimulus I would like to look on
ecological GPS, i.e. GPS that where recorded.
In the New York Times magazine of March 23, 2003, there was a piece on
Woody Norris who works with highly directed sounds.  Apparently, the
military has interest in these as weapons.  It seems that the sound of a
baby crying played backwards mixed with some pure tones is actually
debilitating.  The author of the piece tries and it out and finds it to be
the case.