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Re: Fox TV Special

From: David Crundall <dec@psychology.nottingham.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 15:51:09 +0100
Fwd Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 22:02:15 -0500
Subject: Re: Fox TV Special

>>From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Re: Fox TV Special
>>Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999 12:21:54 -0500

>>>Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 22:52:40 -0500
>>>From: bruce maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
>>>Subject: Re: Fox TV Special
>>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

>>>Just a technical point here: there IS a way to "translate sound
>>>into light", but it plays no role in this discussion. The
>>>phenomenon of "sonoluminescence" does appear to be the direct
>>>conversion of acoustic energy or power into light by focusing of
>>>sound waves into a fluid under particular circumstances. The
>>>phenomenon is not yet understood. There is no color-frequency
>>>relationship, however (at least not that I'm aware of).,

>>Very interesting. Thanks for correcting me, Bruce. It would be
>>interesting to know what relationships -- if any -- are created
>>between the sound and the light.

My apologies if this point has already occurred in this thread,
but there is a natural phenomenon where sound evokes colours in
the human system. This tendency is called synesthesia. It was
most famously investigated by the Russian neuropsychologist
Luria (1968) who studied a subject who reported a crossover of
sensory modalities. Most commonly this subject would report
patches of colour for certain sounds, though all five senses
have been reportedly mixed in some synesthesics. Similarly to
Bruce, I could not tell you whether there is a consistent
relationship across subjects between colour and frequency,
though I doubt it.

Dave Crundall

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