Finnish scientists turned heavy metal band ThE PhysicistS have released a new song entitled “Wayne Newton Hulabaloo”. If I’m reading the band’s website right, it’s the first new single from the band since 2008 when they released the The Old Religion EP. You can hear the track below as well as see their video for Oppenheimer, which was the title track of their debut album.
Honestly readers, it’s pretty badass stuff. I really recommend checking it out. It’s infectious, fun good ole’ heavy metal. READ MORE
Okay, I wasn’t going to share this with you readers until I read precisely what the world’s harshest sound is: a knife scraping against a glass bottle. How freaking unnerving is that? It’s not nails on a chalkboard or even Jim Carrey. It’s something that is right out of a damn torture film.
The study didn’t test peoples reactions but rather the acoustics of the ear itself. The MRI detected blood flow and also monitored the amygdala, the portion of the brain dedicated to processing emotions. Only 13 subjects were tested, each of them listening to 74 different sounds in the MRI. The second most repulsive sound to the human brain was a fork being scraped against a bottle (big surprise) while flowing water was the most calming.
One of the purposes of this study is to determine how the ear works with disorders like misophonia as well as the more common tinnitus. READ MORE