Re: Why is high high? (Eliot Handelman )

Subject: Re: Why is high high?
From:    Eliot Handelman  <eliot(at)GENERATION.NET>
Date:    Thu, 27 Aug 1998 22:23:14 -0500

James W. Beauchamp wrote: > Can you imagine a situation where the high frequencies would be coming out > of the floor and the base frequencies out of the ceiling? Wouldn't this > seem strange? Wouldn't the reverse situation seem more natural? > It would sound like a field of crickets chirping under the looming roll of thunder. I don't see that analogies with nature are helpful for this puzzle. One idea, however, might be this: I once looked at the literature on body resonances, and whereas something like 40-60 hz is supposed to resonate the viscera at sufficienly high intensities, tones on the order of 200 hz or so set up cranial resonances. So that might be one way of thinking about the issue. -- eliot Email to AUDITORY should now be sent to AUDITORY(at) LISTSERV commands should be sent to listserv(at) Information is available on the WEB at

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