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MAY WE RECOMMEND--
Disturbing Sounds

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by Stephen Drew, AIR staff

From the research archives, we present these missives about disurbing sounds.

Sound Reading Practices

"Effects of Horizontal Whole-Body Vibration on Reading," M.J. Griffin and R.A. Hayward, Applied Ergonomics, vol. 25, no. 3, June 1994, pp. 165-9. (Thanks to Mark Benecke for bringing this to our attention.)

Neuroendicrinal Music

"Neuroendocrine Responses of Healthy Volunteers to 'Techno-Music': Relationships with Personality Traits and Emotional State," G. Gerra, et al., International Journal of Psychophysiology, vol. 28, no. 1, January 1998, pp. 99-111 (Thanks to Lissa Gambale for bringing this to our attention.) The authors report that:

Listening to techno-music induces changes in neurotransmitters, peptides and hormonal reactions, related to mental state and emotional involvement: personality traits and temperament may influence the wide inter-individual variability in response to music.

Something to Shout About

"Vocalization Analysis During the Castration of Pigs," G. Marx, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 105, issue 2, February 1999, pp. 1203. (Thanks to Nicola Marzari for bringing this to our attention.)

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