Archaeoacoustics: Spaces and Sound in the Ancient World (MIAC2010)

Venue: to be advised

Location: Malta

Event Date/Time: Nov 11, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 14, 2010
Registration Date: Nov 01, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jul 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 15, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Nov 15, 2010
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Description

Preliminary studies have shown that manmade prehistoric chambers still resonate at a sound wave frequency which appears to shift brain activity in the prefrontal cortex; just as the rooms would have done when they were created. This shifting is thought to emphasize a part of the brain that deals with creativity, mood and emotional processing. What effect could this have had on the people who used such spaces? Was the phenomenon deliberately manipulated? What practices seem to reflect an early human desire to "tune in"? Why? How can we apply this information today?

The intent of this conference is to provide a forum for expanding previous conceptions and introducing new methodologies exploring the importance of sound in the ancient world, with focused expertise from a variety of backgrounds:


Acoustics
Anthropology
Archaeology
Architecture
Art History
Biofeedback
History
Music
Neurology
Physics
Psychophysiology

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Additional Information

Non-presenting observers will be accommodated. Registration begins 01 MAY 2010.