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  •  wow! and thank you... (1+ / 0-)
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    i just checked back ... it is late... this sort of stuff is so fascinating to me ... evolution, learning, stored memories, retrieval ...

    your comment reminds me of research i did a ways back for my masters

    strategy for communicating works for the cassowary because the low-frequency of its vibrations enable it to remain incognito to prey accustomed to operating in the worlds of sounds and images. Not only that, but low-frequency communications travel farther, so cassowaries regularly chat long distance.

    In another study relating to animal communications, a Stanford scientist discovered that elephants use foot stomping to communicate with each other over distances as far away as 20 miles. In 2002, Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell, a Stanford biologist, traveled to Namibia, Africa, to investigate her theory that elephants communicate via an outflow of low-frequency seismic vibrations. They signal to one another when they are in danger, seeking a mate, or passing on information about food and water.

    Apparently, the human brain has adapted over time, converting the space once used for sensing vibration to use by the more immediately powerful senses of sight and sound. Yet O'Connell-Rodwell notes that "traditional instruments such as the didgeridoo of Australia, talking drums of West Africa, and the stomping dances of Native Americans all produce signals that have the potential to be carried through the ground over long

    "Imagine better than the best you know." Neville Goddard.

    by boatsie on Thu Mar 05, 2009 at 11:58:54 PM PST

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