The Complexity of Sound Demonstrated by Dolphins and Whales October 3, 2006Posted by healthyself in Amplitude, Animal Research, Beneficial frequencies, Biological Activity, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Buzzing, Cell phone safety, Clicks, Communication, Consciousness, Conversations, Ear, Extra-Sensory Perception, Health related, Hearing, Interdisciplinary, Intuition, Learning, Light, Pure Tone, Research Needed, Resonance, Sound, Stress, Tone, transmission, Vibration, Visible Light, Who is Affected?, Women's Health.
“…Dolphins and whales…communicate through a tonal language which they use to contact us…. that the males can dive down more than 6000 feet and…the sounds they make are not pretty. They make clicks and static at depths where the sounds can be more easily transmitted. The dolphins and the whales also use echo-location, which is a way of producing sound…Is that similar to their sonar?…Yes. They send out sound waves and it moves toward the object they are focused on. When the echo from the object bounces back, it gives the dolphin or whale an acoustic picture of the environment – or the other whale or the other person that’s in the water with them. It’s interesting that in order to interpret the sounds, the sounds have to be loud enough for the echo to bounce back to the dolphin or whale and short enough so that the echo of one sound bounces back before the next sound is sent out. The sounds are sent out in all directions from a cavity located in front of their brain, called the melon.”
“As they make these sounds, they are definitely directing these toward our bodies if we are in the water swimming with them. When dolphins get really close to me, the interval between their clicks is so short, that it’s very much like a buzzing sound. Sound conveys a lot more information than light. Light is the way a human can see things, through our human eyes. But sound provides a lot more information. For example, studies have shown that when scanning a fish dolphins can distinguish whether the fish is toxic or non-toxic….”
“….Interesting studies have shown that when the left hemisphere of the human brain is sedated that person cannot speak – they can sing but they cannot speak. On the other hand, if the right hemisphere of the brain is sedated then the person can speak but cannot sing. Dolphins, with their sounds, seem to be stimulating the right hemisphere of the human brain, activating the dormant potential and higher senses –like the sixth sense.”