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Re: Sound (music?) as a behaviour modifier
In a message dated 97-09-02 04:07:34 EDT, Dave
<< If possible, they would then saturate the planet with
these "good" sounds, and think it a boon to mankind.
Personally, I would think it hideous. >>
I think that quiet is good, and I certainly don't like
the idea of having an elite group determine what is
"good sounds" and then forcing the rest of us to
hear them continually. Many of us already feel
as though we are forced to often to hear other's
selections of supposedly "good sounds."
Nonetheless, not just on an aesthetic basis, I think
some sounds are better than others. Researchers
at the University of California several years ago
published an article in Nature based on an experiment
demonstrating temporary elevations in IQ for subjects
who had listened to a Mozart piano concerto prior to
I think that a continual "acoustic diet" of "bad sounds"
probably does contribute to feelings of aggression. I
will admit that I haven't studied the literature in the area.
I know, from my own experience, that bombardment from
unwanted bad sounds can certainly make me angry.
-- Michael Wright
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