Learn More - Click Here!

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Thread Options
#1686296 - 04/05/12 08:16 PM The Quietest Place on Earth
manimal Offline
Diamond Poster
manimal
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,207
Deleted
The anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories

Exerpt:

But while the super-silent oasis is a great testbed for various products, it holds a darker side: silence, it turns out, can put a great strain on the human brain. Researchers at NASA test the room's unique acoustic capabilities on humans rather than hardware. The noiselessness is used to simulate the silence of space an environment astronauts would be well served to grow accustomed to.

What they've found is that when all outside noise is removed from an enclosure, human hearing will do its best to find something to listen to. In a room where almost 100% of sound is muted, people begin to hear things like their own heartbeat at a greatly amplified volume. As the minutes tick by in absolute quiet, the human mind begins to lose its grip, causing test subjects to hallucinate.
_________________________
We're all here 'cause we've lost control.

Innerpartysystem

Return to Top
Chat! - BOL Watercooler
#1686297 - 04/05/12 08:17 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
Peepers Offline
10K Club
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 13,994
AG's Lighting McQueen bed?
_________________________
blah

Return to Top
#1686298 - 04/05/12 08:19 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
Matt_B Offline
Diamond Poster
Matt_B
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,648
A CU, Where Regs Don't Apply
I caught the end of something about this on the radio this morning, coming in. I didn't have a clue what they were talking about, but it's obviously this! Apparently people having a conversation tend to shout at each other in there, because the sound dampening makes it hard to even hear a normal conversation. Sounds like fun to me!
_________________________
Someone's about to get horned!

Return to Top
#1686299 - 04/05/12 08:20 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
manimal Offline
Diamond Poster
manimal
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,207
Deleted
I guess 45 minutes is the longest anyone has lasted in there. eek
_________________________
We're all here 'cause we've lost control.

Innerpartysystem

Return to Top
#1686300 - 04/05/12 08:22 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
GuitarDude Offline
Power Poster
GuitarDude
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,924
So Cal
Awww, the link is blocked. This sounds like an interesting story that I will need to check from home.

Coincidentally, the power went out in my neighborhood last night just as I went to bed and the utter silence made it hard for me to fall asleep. I have to have some sort of background noise. Usually I have a radio on really low volume across the room.
_________________________
I've just writed a wrong.

Return to Top
#1686301 - 04/05/12 08:22 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
Matt_B Offline
Diamond Poster
Matt_B
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,648
A CU, Where Regs Don't Apply
Originally Posted By: manimal
I guess 45 minutes is the longest anyone has lasted in there. eek


That's what she...wait, no, not going there!
_________________________
Someone's about to get horned!

Return to Top
#1686309 - 04/05/12 08:37 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth Matt_B
edAudit Offline
Power Poster
edAudit
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 4,714
You are here
Originally Posted By: Matt_B
Originally Posted By: manimal
I guess 45 minutes is the longest anyone has lasted in there. eek


That's what she...wait, no, not going there!


Darn that is exactly where I was going. laugh
_________________________
Opinions can be considered as coming from anywhere but my employer.

CAMS


Return to Top
#1686334 - 04/05/12 09:17 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth edAudit
'Lil Freak! Offline
10K Club
'Lil Freak!
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,595
The psych ward
Kind of reminds me of the movie Altered States.
_________________________
No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away.

Return to Top
#1686335 - 04/05/12 09:18 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
CB#3 Offline
Power Poster
CB#3
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 2,531
Anywhere I want to be
I could last all day. It could be a great nap time spot.

Return to Top
#1686341 - 04/05/12 09:50 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
HappyGilmore Offline
10K Club
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 19,312
Pulling people out of the ditc...
I thought this thread would be about the thoughts of a blonde...
_________________________
Providing alternative truths since the invention of time

Return to Top
#1686361 - 04/05/12 10:41 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
Bacon Boy Offline
10K Club
Bacon Boy
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 13,244
Stuck w/Avatar
Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Coincidentally, the power went out in my neighborhood last night just as I went to bed and the utter silence made it hard for me to fall asleep. I have to have some sort of background noise. Usually I have a radio on really low volume across the room.
I'm concerned I won't be able to sleep when I visit home in a few months. It's out in the country so all you hear is nature. I'm thinking of recording a night in Phx and looping it: screaching tires, ghetto birds, people yelling in the not-too-far distance.

Originally Posted By: Guns 'n Poodles
Kind of reminds me of the movie Altered States.
This is actually a really good movie. I'm supposed to go to one of those floating tanks soon and it reminded me of this.
_________________________
It's called a nap, Susan Lucci!

Return to Top
#1686534 - 04/06/12 04:00 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
MB Guy Offline
10K Club
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 10,123
Way, way south.
I thought this was about The Contro Cooler...
_________________________
Giddy up.

Return to Top
#1686536 - 04/06/12 04:05 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth MB Guy
A_G Offline
10K Club
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 18,957
Can the quietest place on earth be a place that doesn't exist?
_________________________
With the lights out, it's less dangerous.

Return to Top
#1686542 - 04/06/12 04:13 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
DeeQ Offline
10K Club
DeeQ
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 40,760
Turnpike Exit 10
I would love to live there. smile
_________________________
Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - Mark Twain

Return to Top
#1686547 - 04/06/12 04:20 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
Bacon Boy Offline
10K Club
Bacon Boy
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 13,244
Stuck w/Avatar
I'd like to send one of my coworkers there, then this would be the second quietest place on the planet.
_________________________
It's called a nap, Susan Lucci!

Return to Top
#1686554 - 04/06/12 04:28 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth 'Lil Freak!
Bankbb1, PITA Offline
Junior Member
Bankbb1, PITA
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 38
The Sovereign State Of Oklahom...
Originally Posted By: Guns 'n Poodles
Kind of reminds me of the movie Altered States.


First thing that I thought of!!

Caveman anyone? crazy
_________________________
Run like the wind, but never forget gravity. wink

Return to Top
#1686580 - 04/06/12 05:01 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
manimal Offline
Diamond Poster
manimal
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,207
Deleted
I had to google it. Sounds creepy!
_________________________
We're all here 'cause we've lost control.

Innerpartysystem

Return to Top
#1686588 - 04/06/12 05:23 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
Bankbb1, PITA Offline
Junior Member
Bankbb1, PITA
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 38
The Sovereign State Of Oklahom...
Its cool in a mildly creepy sort of way..... smile
_________________________
Run like the wind, but never forget gravity. wink

Return to Top
#1686593 - 04/06/12 05:33 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth Bankbb1, PITA
GuitarDude Offline
Power Poster
GuitarDude
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,924
So Cal
Originally Posted By: Bankbb1
Its cool in a mildly creepy sort of way..... smile


You mean like the BOL Coolies? whistle laugh
_________________________
I've just writed a wrong.

Return to Top
#1686604 - 04/06/12 05:50 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth GuitarDude
manimal Offline
Diamond Poster
manimal
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,207
Deleted
Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Originally Posted By: Bankbb1
Its cool in a mildly creepy sort of way..... smile


You mean like the BOL Coolies Trollers ? whistle laugh


fixed. wink
_________________________
We're all here 'cause we've lost control.

Innerpartysystem

Return to Top
#1686631 - 04/06/12 06:30 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth Bankbb1, PITA
'Lil Freak! Offline
10K Club
'Lil Freak!
Joined: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,595
The psych ward
Originally Posted By: Bankbb1
Originally Posted By: Guns 'n Poodles
Kind of reminds me of the movie Altered States.


Caveman anyone? crazy


OMGAWD--PEEPERS!
_________________________
No, I didn't lose my mind. It got scared and ran away.

Return to Top
#1686635 - 04/06/12 06:37 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
MyBrainHurts Offline
Platinum Poster
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 960
Illinois
"silence, it turns out, can put a great strain on the human brain. "

I know my mother-in-law has believed this for years, and therefore is committed to preventing silence from occurring.

Try driving with her for 45 minutes and see if you can last.
_________________________
I thought getting old would take longer.

Return to Top
#1686642 - 04/06/12 06:46 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth MyBrainHurts
CountryGal Offline
New Poster
CountryGal
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2
God's Country
Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
"silence, it turns out, can put a great strain on the human brain. "

I know my mother-in-law has believed this for years, and therefore is committed to preventing silence from occurring.

Try driving with her for 45 minutes and see if you can last.


My son is the same way. He NEVER shuts up!!!! Talks to himself all of the time: in the shower, going to the bathroom, playing on the computer, in his sleep!!! And that's not even him saying: mom, mom, mom, mom, hey mom, mom!!!

Return to Top
#1686651 - 04/06/12 06:51 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
Pup Offline
Power Poster
Pup
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 5,045
Pedaling along a scenic highwa...
mom, mom, mom, mom, hey mom, mom, mom, mom....

just wanted to say hi. You know, to break the silence.

Return to Top
#1686654 - 04/06/12 06:53 PM Re: The Quietest Place on Earth manimal
CountryGal Offline
New Poster
CountryGal
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 2
God's Country
mad


laugh Hey there Pup.

Return to Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2