Podcast Episode #208: “Repetitive Physics of ‘OM'”

Repetitive Physics of ‘OM’; Clever Contraptions to Capture Criminals; the Watch on the Loo; Glug-Glug of Ideal Bottles; Boys Will Be Boys; What Women Find More Disgusting than Men; Pseudostupidity; a Cat, a Cow, and a Bag; The Burgler and the Cheesy Toothmark; Chickens Prefer Beautiful People.

In episode #208, Marc Abrahams shows some unfamiliar research studies to Jean Berko Gleason, Andrew Berry, Chris Cotsapas, Corky White, and Maggie Lettvin. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue.

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1. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

Gurjar, Ajay Anil, and Siddharth A. Ladhake (2008). ‘Time-Frequency Analysis of Chanting Sanskrit Divine Sound “OM”.’ International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security 8 (8): 170–75. (2009).

Spectral Analysis of Sanskrit Divine Sound OM.’ Information Technology Journal 8: 781–85. (2009).

‘Optimal Wavelet Selection For Analyzing Sanskrit Divine Sound “OM”.’ International Journal of Mathematical Sciences and Engineering Applications 3 (2): 225–33. (2009).

‘Analysis of Speech Under Stress Before and After OM Chant Using MATLAB 7.’ International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Applications in Engineering, Technology and Sciences 2 (2): 713–18. (2009).

Time-Domain Analysis of “OM” Mantra to Study It’s [sic] Effect on Nervous System.’ International Journal of Engineering Research and Industrial Applications 2 (3): 233–42.

Gurjar, Ajay Anil (2009). ‘Multi-Resolution Analysis of Divine Sound “OM” Using Discrete Wavelet Transform.’ International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Applications in Engineering, Technology and Sciences 2 (2): 468–72.

2. Andrew Berry encounters:

Oscar V. Hargrave’s “Means of Defense” (U.S. patent 1381301, granted 1921)

Samuel D. Goswick’s “Robber Exterminator” (U.S. patent 1500188, granted 1924)

Ernest English’s “Burglar Trap” (U.S. patent 1607066, granted 1926)

3. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

Watson, T. Steuart (1996). ‘A Prompt Plus Delayed Contingency Procedure for Reducing Bathroom Graffiti.’ Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis 29 (1): 121–24.

4. Chris Cotsapas encounters:

Clanet, Christophe, and Geoffrey Searby (2004). ‘On the Glug-Glug of Ideal Bottles.’ Journal of Fluid Mechanics 510: 145–68.

Container having no-glug pouring spout.” U.S. Patent 5346106, issued to Carl D. Ring, September 13, 1994.

Anti-glug vent for plastic pails.” U.S. Patent 5906288, issued to Davis B. Dwinell, May 25, 1999

Low cost spill-and-glug-resistant cup and container.” U.S. Patent 7757886, issued to I.-C. Ho, July 20, 2010.

A continuous swallowing movement measuring device and method for measuring a continuous swallowing movement,” Canadian patent CA2575958, issued May 17, 2011, to Hidetoshi Kojima, Hirotaka Kaneda, and Toyohiko Hayashi.

5. Corky White encounters:

And Now, a Needle in the Rectum,” Naresh K. Soni, Ashwini Gupta, and Narayan S. Shekhawat, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 16, no. 2, April 1997, pp. 77–8.

Testosterone Concentration in the Seminal Plasma of Cocks,” M. Zeman, J. Kosutzky, and Eugenia Bobakova, British Poultry Science, vol. 27, 1986, pp. 261–6.

The Nubility Hypothesis,” Frank Marlowe, Human Nature, vol. 9, no. 3, 1998, pp. 263–71.

6. Chris Cotsapas encounters:

Disgust Sensitivity and the Sex Difference in Fears to Common Indigenous Animals,” W.A. Arrindell, S. Mulkens, J. Kok, and J. Vollenbroek, Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 37, no. 3, March 1999, pp. 273-80.

7. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

Pseudostupidity and Analyzability,” L.S. Cohn, Journal of the American Psychoanalitic Association, vol. 37, no. 1, 1989, pp. 131-45.

Pseudostupidity: a Study in Masochistic Exhibitionism,” W.N. Evans, Psychoanalitic Review, vol. 61, no. 4, Winter 1974-75, pp. 619-32.

8. Maggie Lettvin encounters:

Ely, Fordyce, and W. E. Petersen (1941). ‘Factors Involved in the Ejection of Milk.’ Journal of Dairy Science 3: 211–23.

May, D. N. (1971). ‘Startle in the Presence of Background Noise.’ Journal of Sound and Vibration 17 (1): 77–78.

Lukas, Jerome. S. (1972). ‘Awakening Effects of Simulated Sonic Booms and Aircraft Noise on
Men and Women
.’ Journal of Sound and Vibration 20 (4): 457–66.

Rylander, R., S. Sörensen, and K. Berglund (1972). ’Sonic Boom Effects on Sleep: A Field Experiment on Military and Civilian Populations.’ Journal of Sound and Vibration 24 (1): 41–50.

9. Corky White encounters:

Saliva from Cheese Bite Yields DNA Profile of Burglar: A Case Report,” D. Sweet and D. Hildebrand, International Journal of Legal Medicine, vol. 112, no. 3, 1999, pp. 201–3.

10. Jean Berko Gleason encounters:

Chickens Prefer Beautiful Humans.” Stefano Ghirlanda, Liselotte Jansson, and Magnus Enquist, Human Nature, vol. 13, no. 3, 2002, pp. 383-9.

Do Mynahs prefer peacock feathers of more regular pattern?” Tomomichi Kobayashi, Ornis Svecica 9, 1999, 59–64.

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