[bct] Re: A very very strange podcast

  • From: "M. Dimitt" <jamdim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 15:24:43 -0700

MessageBoy, Neal, that would be a very interesting podcast! If you do it, 
record it if they'll let you!
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Neal Ewers 
  To: Bct 
  Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 3:15 PM
  Subject: [bct] A very very strange podcast

  OK folks, here is the deal.  I have been asked to take part in a very 
interesting experiment.  I'm going to see if they will let me record it, but 
maybe they won't.  Here is what it is about.

  Here at the University of Wisconsin, they are doing an experiment in which 
they connect electrodes to a persons head and monitor brain activities.  Oh 
dear, I may have flunked already.  They then show the subject a display with a 
bar which can move up and down on the display.  They then give people 
suggestions like raising their hand or thinking tall, etc.  The question is, 
can people actually think something that causes the bar to move up the front of 
the display.  Believe it or not, people have been able to do this.  In other 
words, by thinking a physical object to move, they can actually move the 
object.  So, My former boss at Trace was talking to them about me.  He wondered 
if the experiment could be arranged so that instead of my seeing the bar, I 
would hear musical tones.  One tone would bounce back and forth between the top 
and the bottom of the display, probably one octave apart in pitch.  The other 
tone would sound the placement of the bar on the display.  So, If I am able to 
move the bar, I would hear its tone increase and if I moved it to the very top, 
the tone of the bar would match the tone of the top of the display.

  So, I figure that if I can play "Twinkle, Twinkle little Star" with the bar, 
that would be my talent for the talent show.  Unfortunately, it's not going to 
happen for a month or so, so I think I will miss the deadline.

  And isn't technology amazing?

  Neal Ewers
  Ravenswood Productions
  Local phone:  608-277-1995
  Toll Free:  888-544-8332
  Email:  neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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