80: Avocado, Fly-sex bat attacks, Interview with a synesthete

Episode 80

Avocado, Fly-sex bat attacks, Interview with a synesthete

We’re back from The Amazing Meeting.

Putting out fire with sound.

Ultrasonic avocado testing. (Early research)

Fly sex ups bat attacks. (coverage, paper)

82: Piracy, Elephants, Louder and Dumber

Episode 82: Piracy, Elephants, Louder and Dumber

Finland aurora study: are there sounds associated with the northern lights? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRZfKqhs6rM


70 Percent of All Music Piracy Happens Offline.

“Even if all online music piracy disappeared tomorrow, more than half of all music acquisitions would be unpaid.”

The secrets of the elephant’s larynx.
Video of elephant vocal folds.http://video.sciencemag.org/News/1768290349001/1
Video of elephants in wild making infrasonic calls. http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2012/0803sp_elephants.shtml?sa_campaign=Internal_Ads/AAAS/RSS_News/2012-08-03/



Modern pop: louder and “dumber?”

Slate coverage. http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/07/27/pop_music_is_getting_louder_and_dumber_says_one_study_here_s_what_they_miss_.html
SciAm coverage.http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/07/26/is-pop-music-evolving-or-is-it-just-getting-louder/

The Million-song dataset. http://labrosa.ee.columbia.edu/millionsong/
==280 GB

==loudness increasing by about one decibel every eight years.

What “louder” means.
The loudness wars (video). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gmex_4hreQ

83: Cooperation, Compassion, Tapping

Episode 83: Cooperation, Compassion, Tapping

Stephen Dawson — on the loudness wars

Hi-Fi Writer on the loudness wars. http://hifi-writer.com/wpblog/?p=3894

Dan in Anchorage, monkey phone


Compassion and Tapping

Group music sessions ‘may boost empathy in children.’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18412409 http://pom.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/04/10/0305735612440609.abstract

NYTimes Column. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/15/opinion/sunday/the-science-of-compassion.html?_r=1
“Tapping” study (PDF).http://www.socialemotions.org/page5/files/Valdesolo.DeSteno.2011.pdf

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