Re: unpleasant sounds (Brian Gygi )

Subject: Re: unpleasant sounds
From:    Brian Gygi  <bgygi(at)EBIRE.ORG>
Date:    Sat, 19 Apr 2003 11:20:57 -0700

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.

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