Wanna hear something cool? … Haa, see what I did there? With the right equipment sonic waves can get pretty weird and wonderful. In our everyday life we take noise for granted, treating it like it’s just a bunch of frequencies mashed together, even if it sounds like music. But, believe it or not, sound is hiding a lot of secrets from us! Little by little we’re discovering new tech applications, and reveal unexpected abilities of sonic waves. Here are the top 5 fascinating sound experiments.
1. Can our visual system also hear?
There was this monkey experiment with bright and dim buttons. Apes could easily pinpoint the bright light buttons, but those dim ones were a problem. That is, until the scientists added a quick sound to the dim spots. Apparently, the sound really helps us see, in a sense, which blew the minds of the neuroscientists. I mean, we all have 2 ears, which helps us with pinpointing the source of the sound, so I thought this was a given, but what do I know.