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binaural beats for whales and drivers

40 Hz binaural beats improve some kinds of cognition 10-20% So, tune large marine engines to have this sound instead of whatever they have now.
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Ship traffic noise has been described as harmful to the communication of marine mammals.

In humans binaural bets at 40 Hz improve cognition 10- 20% [link], so they could research a frequency that actually benefits cetaceans and then engineer marine engines to make those sounds instead. Smarter whales!

Also, cars have engine hum(noise). Perhaps if they tune engines to make 40Hz sound road attention would improve 10-20% resulting in fewer accidents. Volvo has tried a lot of safety things, perhaps this is for them. They could measure it.

beanangel, Feb 19 2018

40 Hz binaural beats improve cognition https://www.ncbi.nl...gov/pubmed/26612201
[beanangel, Feb 19 2018]

How a bell siphon works https://www.youtube...v=_vV_z_0lFQ8&vl=en
Explanation starts at 2:30 [MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 20 2018]


       [beany], that citation is from a journal called "Psychology Research", which means it's bollocks.   

       If they had any real data, it'd've been published in a neuroscience journal.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 19 2018

       That, [Ian], is interesting.   

       It also would make it very difficult to implement in a car - you would have to be wearing earphones or earbuds.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 19 2018

       Maybe the "mixing" still happens mechanically but within some anatomical structure, e.g. Jawbone.
EnochLives, Feb 19 2018

       Interesting. (+)   

       The "beat" would be produced by the overlapping negative spaces, like visual interference patterns but bi-auditory rather than binocular.   

       Which somehow reminds me of something completely different but bugs me and if I don't get it out this second it will be gone for good so...
...I'm gonna stick it here 'cause... well just because.

       Nobody seems to have figured out exactly how or why a bell syphon works yet. I read all of the theories and they don't have it right yet.   

       It's the 'water hammer' effect, where once something starts moving it doesn't want to stop moving. First law pure and simple.   

       Sorry 'bout that.
Ok, as you were.

       I've a vague recollection of reading where, in Vietnam, they tried out a sleeping aid, consisting of a 4hz difference between l/r signals in a headphone.
FlyingToaster, Feb 20 2018

       Does the 60 hz / 50 hz disparity account for the IQ difference between the States and everywhere else?
RayfordSteele, Feb 20 2018

       You'd say anything if someone gave you a pound for a cup of tea. Or preferably, a fiver for four cans of Special Brew ...   

       // the Earth’s hum //   

       Five billion years and it still doesn't know the words ? That's just sad ....
8th of 7, Feb 21 2018

       The Earth is actually five billion and eleven years old. I know, because I've got a book saying it's five billion years old, and it was published in 2007.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 21 2018

       These would no doubt be the same people who sincerely believe that two wallabies* hopped all the way from Australia to the Middle East to get on a big wooden boat along with a large number of aggressive carnivores, including lions, tigers and polar bears.   

       *The "penguins" analogy has been debunked, as penguins could quite easily swim the trip without ever needing to get their feet dry, IT'S ALL THE SAME BLOODY OCEAN YOU STUPID HOMINIDS, WHAT'S SO DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND ? YOUR PLANET HAS ONE OCEAN ... JUST ONE ... AAARGH ...
8th of 7, Feb 21 2018

       <AI mechanized photons displace and emerge> Data point has emerged on subjects:8th of 7. Storing ... Recalculating logic constructs with emotion overlays....Time result for calculation undefined.... Changing to data acquisition waiting mode </AI mechanized photons displace and emerge>
wjt, Feb 22 2018


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