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Originally posted by Palasheea
I have question for experiencers. Do any of you occasionally have electrical brain activity where you not only hear a high-pitched ZING but also feel it
Among Rosslyn's many intricate carvings are a sequence of 213 cubes or boxes protruding from pillars and arches with a selection of patterns on them. It is unknown whether these patterns have any particular meaning attached to them — many people have attempted to find information coded into them, but no interpretation has yet proven conclusive.
One recent attempt to make sense of the boxes has been to interpret them as a musical score. The motifs on the boxes somewhat resemble geometric patterns seen in the study of cymatics. The patterns are formed by placing powder upon a flat surface and vibrating the surface at different frequencies. By matching these Chladni patterns with musical notes corresponding to the same frequencies, the father-and-son team of Thomas and Stuart Mitchell produced a tune which Stuart calls the Rosslyn Motet.
Hi, like the name btw, Thanks for adding your info to the thread. Nosebleeds, missing time, feeling of flying and the high pitched tones, got it, am adding it to the tally, thanks again. How 'bout seeing patterns when you closed your eyes, do you recall anything of this sort?
The conscious awareness of sound takes place near the surface of the brain, when a pattern of electrical activity traveling up the nerve of hearing from the ear reaches the auditory cortex. Figure 1 The hearing nerve has about 30,000 nerve fibres, and patterns of electrical activity in these fibres are matched with other patterns, which are held in the auditory, or hearing memory. The cochlea, or inner ear, which changes sound waves into these electrical patterns, is a surprisingly noisy place, where continuous mechanical and electrical activity in 17,000 hair cells can now be monitored with sensitive, computer enhanced, listening devices (otoacoustic emissions). Most of what we hear is a sequence of different sounds, like speech or music. In infancy, new sound experiences are stored in an information hungry, but relatively empty auditory cortex. Later on, there is a continuous process of matching familiar memory patterns with those coming from the ear. Each time a pattern from the ears is matched with a pattern in the (cortical) auditory memory we have the experience of hearing, and recognizing a sound. Putting together these matched patterns starts a process of evaluation. Another part of the brain close to this awareness centre, is involved in the meaning of what we hear, and in interpreting the language. If it's a foreign language we can hear the sound, but may not understand the meaning.
Unexplained and severe tinnitus--a ringing or buzzing in the ears--can be temporarily reduced in some patients by "jamming" the brain’s electrical activity with focused magnetic stimulation, according to a preliminary study to be published December 23, 2002 in the online edition of the Annals of Neurology. The results confirm that some phantom sounds are generated by abnormal activity in the brain itself.