56: News from the Monkey Scope II

Episode 56: News from the Monkey Scope II

High-frequencies in understanding.

Bee Gees CPR? Not so fast… (A, B)

Music makes wine taste better? (coverage, paper)

“Gorilla Man” unheard.

Change deafness

Related to “Change Blindness.” (video)

“Vocal fry” getting attention… why?

Pics of Baby Weasels!

57: Brain Beat & Christmas Music nonScience (not annoying)

Episode 57: Brain Beat & Christmas Music nonScience (not annoying)

Hai-Ting went to Brain Beat.

The Unscientific Holiday Song Science Test of NonScience

This Is Your Brain On Music (Levitin, 2007)

Absolute memory for musical pitch (Levitin paper referred to).

The only link I’m providing is to the hippo Xmas song. Ha!)

58: Fat Lady Sings?

Episode 58: Fat Lady Sings?

An interview with Monica Reinagel, nutrition diva and singer.

Her podcast on reflux, which includes research references.

And on the benefits of caffeine.

And about dehydration.

Refs for milk and mucus: one and two.

Monica also has two new ebooks coming out in January [2012]: Nutrition Zombies: 10 Nutrition Myths that Refuse to Die and How to Win at Losing: 10 Diet Myths That Keep You From Losing

59: Sixty-Four Old Violins & Citizen Whales

Episode 59: Sixty-Four Old Violins & Citizen Whales


When I’m 64 “fake” study. (coverage, paperPDF)

The (non)magic of old violins. (coverage, study)

with Robert Simpson of Zooniverse and Whale.fm

Orca sound basics.

60: Fluffy Ice Frogs

Episode 60: Fluffy Ice Frogs


The male Emei frog’s song contains information on his nest. (Coverage, paper)


World’s most relaxing song” question mark question mark exclamation point
The Mind Lab.

Music-relaxation studies (one, two, three)


Antarctic ice sounds from the BBC. A sound-rich radio doc (about 29 minutes).
Listening underwater to determine ocean/weather conditions.

64: Nano-ear, Sky Noises, Voice Glove

Episode 64: Nano-ear, Sky Noises, Voice Glove

We’re now part of the science360 network! [edit: no we’re not, anymore]


The nano-ear makes some headway.


Edmonton sky noises: admitted hoax.


Gesturally Realized Audio, Speech and Song Performance (GRASSP).
These folks are doing all sorts of interesting things.

65: Muscles, Headphone Death, Swedish Death

Episode 65: Muscles, Headphone Death, Swedish Death

Athlete’s muscle advantage.

Headphone death has tripled. (coverage, paper)

Headphone sales have been rising. (one, two) http://www.whathifi.com/blog/the-year-of-the-headphone-2009-hi-fi-and-av-sales-figures-revealed http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/03/05/even-with-album-sales-falling-headphone-sales-are-.aspx

Approximately four people per year die in roller coaster related accidents in the USA. http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/11/5/309.abstract


Umea University. http://www.phmed.umu.se/english/?languageId=1

Attending a concert is healthier than attending church? Hmmm… http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11045748