David wrote:Can a non-sound make a sound? For example tinnitus, that ringing in my ear: is that a sound, even though it only exists in my brain?
Rev. Juda$ Sleaze wrote:It's a perception of a sound, but not a sound. Auditory hallucination.
Merriam Webster wrote:Sound
a : a particular auditory impression : tone
b : the sensation perceived by the sense of hearing
c : mechanical radiant energy that is transmitted by longitudinal pressure waves in a material medium (as air) and is the objective cause of hearing
David wrote:I don't think of it as a weakness, it's an ambiguity in the language that reflects an ambiguity in our reality: we sometimes don't perceive pressure waveforms as sound, and we sometimes perceive sounds when there's no pressure waveform reaching our eardrums (at least I do).
David wrote:I am fascinated by the study of how we perceive things and how far our perception is from reality. So many differences. Fascinating.
rainstick wrote:yeh, someone said echo, then someone said that echo didn't count because it was the same sound...
rainstick wrote:I guess you could almost compare that to whether I'm the same person i was when i was 10 years old, or just a series of 'echo's' chained through memory... ho ho ho!
personality is like a candle flame, it appears very similar throughout time (and exhibits similar behaviour), but it is never actually the same flame at any point in time
rainstick wrote:i think there's a similar phrase about the river and it's water or something...
rainstick wrote:Can a sound make a sound, ?
Came up last night... thought I'd throw it out there....
shivermetimbers wrote:Yes, a sound can definitely make a sound.
For example, when I fart a really smelly fart, the sound of the fart ( PHFFFFFTTTTTT!!!!! ) causes another sound ( PEEEE YEEWWWW) to be made.
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