Binaural Beats

Binaural Beats Acoustic Brainwave Entrainment with Binaural Beats Dr. Jeffrey D. Thompson, D.C., B.F.A. What are Binaural Beats? Binaural beats are auditory brainstem responses which originate in the superior olivary nucleus of each hemisphere. They result from the...

Interference Patterns of Sound Waves

Interference Patterns of Sound Waves Sounds are all around us, but how they interact affects how we experience them. In this lesson, we’ll explore the patterns created by interfering sound waves. Afterward, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz....

How Sound Waves Interact

How Sound Waves Interact Sound waves move through the air and hit your ear. If sound waves collide, they change the wave and ultimately how you hear the sound. How the wave changes depends on whether the waves meet constructively or destructively. Sound Waves If...

What is Timbre in Music?

What is Timbre in Music? The music we hear is more than just a matter of pitch and rhythm. In this lesson, we’ll explore the concept of timbre and see how it impacts the sounds that we hear. Timbre What color is your favorite kind of music? That may sound like...

What is Echolocation?

What is Echolocation? Some animals have the ability to locate prey, navigate, and even communicate with one another using echolocation. This lesson will describe what echolocation is and provide examples of how it works. Understanding Echolocation Imagine you’re...