Subject: Re: How do I measure resonance? From: Bob Masta <audio@xxxxxxxx> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 08:52:04 -0500 List-Archive:<http://lists.mcgill.ca/scripts/wa.exe?LIST=AUDITORY>
Proceed with caution when driving body resonances. I don't know about the head specifically, but there are well-known studies from the early space-race era where body resonances were explored. Certain low frequencies (7 Hz in particular) caused violent gastrointestinal problems as the internal organs gyrated around under resonance. I also recall a much earlier experiment with a large low-frequency steam whistle which caused illness when tested on unsuspecting factory workers. Best regards, Bob Masta -------------------- On 12 Mar 2012 at 13:55, Gordon, Michael 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. > > > > Cheers, > > > > Mike > > > > > > -- > > Dr. Michael S. Gordon > > Department of Psychology > > William Paterson University > > Gordonm10@xxxxxxxx <mailto:Gordonm10@xxxxxxxx> > > > > > > Bob Masta D A Q A R T A Data AcQuisition And Real-Time Analysis www.daqarta.com Scope, Spectrum, Spectrogram, Signal Generator Science with your sound card!