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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Momma 'sang' bass

Frosty the Bass Man   (Photo by Gut Maze)
Daddy may have been singing bass when Johnny Cash was older, but when Johnny was still in the womb, it was Momma he was listening to.

The Verge recently explained why it is that “humans respond to a thumping bass line so strongly.”  In general, the human brain seems much more in sync with low-frequency sounds than with high-frequency ones.

This may very well stem from the effect of a mother’s heartbeat on the developing fetus.  That thumpety-thump-thump might be so ingrained in the human psyche that it even surfaces in so-called jolly songs about doomed snowmen.


Copyright December 1, 2015 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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