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Re: How do I measure resonance?

Tap the body part with something hard and pointy - maybe not too pointy :) - and record the resulting impulse response. A Fourier analysis if the impulse response should show the resonant frequencies.


On 12 Mar 2012, at 18:19, Susie Allen wrote:

I too am interested in this information if you could please forward to me I will appreciate.  I am interested in the entire body.

Susan Allen

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Gordon, Michael <GORDONM10@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Dear List,


I’m hoping some of you might have a few ideas about how one can measure the resonant characteristics of the human body? Specifically I’m trying to figure out what the resonant frequencies of a person’s head/skull might be. Is there a way or established methods to do this? Are there any dangers to playing the resonant frequency of a person’s head to them?


I’m hoping to do some investigations into whether the resonant characteristics of a person’s body might interact with various acoustic perceptual judgments. Many thanks in advance for your responses.


You are welcome to email me directly and I will post a summary of responses to the list next week.








Dr. Michael S. Gordon

Department of Psychology

William Paterson University




Susan Allen, PhD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Instructor of Harp & Improvisation
Coordinator, Musical Arts Program
Faculty Administrator, Community Arts Partnership Music Programs
The Herb Alpert School of Music
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA  91355 USA