August 28th, 2007

Women's Melodies

Men Hear Women's Melodies

Even if a wife's voice is not music to a man's ears, it may be melodic to his brain. Psychiatrist Michael Hunter and fellow researchers at the University of Sheffield in England monitored the brain activity of 12 men as they listened to voice recordings and found they process male voices differently from those of females. Women's voices stimulate an area of the brain used for processing complex sounds, like music. Male voices activate the "mind's eye," a region of the brain used for conjuring imagery.

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Joke of the Day

How are women and tornadoes alike?

They both moan like hell when they come, and take the house when they leave.

Virtual Horizon

Today, virtual games and Tomorrow, virtual worlds...

Computers today barely connect with people. The human body evolved as a whole to sense and interact with the world, but computers sense us only at our fingertips. Even the fingertips aren’t allowed to do all they can; a computer that was designed to interact with us holistically would feel different from moment to moment in order to convey information. For more than two decades, scientists have been working on the grand project of virtual reality (VR) to bring the whole body into computing.

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Quote of the Day

"After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life."

Kemo D. (a.k.a. no.7)