On frequenciesDecember 30th, 2013 |
This is so cool because it illustrates a point of … science! (Which I'm an unapologetic fan of). First: What it is. It's a recording of crickets played at normal speed and then at a super slowed pace. You'll be pretty fascinated with what the slowed crickets sound like.
The point is that we, as humans, live within a very constricted set parameters. Our hearing only stretches from, at best 20 to 20,000 Hz. Our eyes only see wavelengths from between 400 to 800 nanometers. And so forth. There are huge, huge, HUGE chunks of the spectrum that we're completely oblivious to.
However, it's not the case that all earth dwellers share the same limits. I've often theorized, and now there are studies which validate my theorizing, that other creatures actually perceive time at vastly different scales than we do. So, what if crickets, which live for a far, far shorter time than we do, compensate by perceiving reality far, far faster. In such a case, the cricket chirps that we hear might well sound, to crickets, more like this …