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[–]magnora7 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

I've heard a lot of talk about this and as both a musician and a former neuroscientist I don't think those 8 hz of shift really matters in terms of how we hear it. But it is possible it matters. But either way is definitely interesting from a historical standpoint

[–]d3rr[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

Like you can hear the difference but it doesn't necessarily matter that it's 8hz lower or right at 432hz? That sounds reasonable. If I get bored I'll have to look into the studies supposedly proving that 432hz music is more calming and de-stressing.

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Yeah if you hear them back to back you can tell one is lower, but if you just heard it in the wild you couldn't tell the difference and it wouldn't affect you differently. That's my take on it

[–]d3rr[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

Did a little more looking into this. Even if the pseudoscience Schumann resonance based frequencies being beneficial theory has merit, 432hz is not the correct number, because Schumann is 7.8hz not 8hz. I'm sure it's been keeping you up at night :)

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Heh interesting. I've never really understood what the 7.8hz means in the human body. It's the resonance width of the atmosphere around the Earth, which is why it's the base frequency that thunder resolves in to, which is where most Schumann resonance comes from.

But I've heard that 7.8hz emf wave affects the human body somehow, but never really heard a satisfying explanation of exactly how. It doesn't seem impossible though, I suppose. Like the CSF fluid in spinal cord could act as an antenna or something. Who knows, still sounds pretty iffy to me, haha

[–]d3rr[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

It's interesting that most of the classical music we've heard is at a different pitch than when it was performed originally.