Archive for March, 2010

Secondary Kinds of Sounds

One of the conclusions I have reached is that a secondary sound does not alter the sentient volume of an initial sound. My previous post used an example of an utterance vs a, “door slam.” Although the initial sound level (vis a vis “decibal”) remains constant, not including normal sound decay vs time, a secondary sound does mitigate the initial sound, causing the perception to be altered.  This is possibly experienced throughout the animal kingdom. Perception is directed to a sound, a secondary sound is issued (think, “striking a bell”), and then the first apperceived sound is muffled to the extent the secondary sound retains its forcefulness.

 

Beginning News and Sounds

Today’s news involves sound. Can a secondary sound diminish the obtrusiveness of a primary sound? For example, you accidentally slam a door. Does shouting, “Oh No!” cause the initial door slamming sound to be of lesser volume? I think it does. Future news/blog posts will elucidate.