Re: Cage & Anechoic Chambers -- a few questions (Tom Maglione )

Subject: Re:  Cage & Anechoic Chambers -- a few questions
From:    Tom Maglione  <maglione>
Date:    Mon, 26 Oct 1998 22:32:56 -0500 (EST)

I have been in 2 or 3 anechoic chambers as best as I recall; one was in bldg. 20 at MIT, due to be demolished and replaced soon with new buildings; the other one or two was at Penn State University main campus, and I think Honeywell may have one at their PA industrial controls division. The experience was very eerie, I did not enjoy it for very long. It reminded me of what some of the sensory deprivation chambers must be like, although I have never experienced them first-hand. I agree with Cage's analysis of the low sound being due to blood circulation, I think this is a pretty well known experience in AE chambers I think I recall discussing it with my chamber host. However, I think the high sound was more due to respiration; the nervous system makes no movement that I am aware of, and movement is required for sound, although subjective perceptions are another matter. Tom Maglione 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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