my brain thinks in music. It’s how “I’m wired”. There’s a freezer humming a B flat right now, occasionally dipping down to a B in cycles. Very pleasant. My computer’s fan is whizzing away at a high c# / d flat.
The two sounds interplay and a song unfolds in my head continuously.
Or a few notes will pop into my head and new compositions emerge that nobody will ever hear but me.
So, it’s not overthinking to me: it’s just how I’m wired.
You’re ‘tuned in’ to different things than me. Part of the tapestry of humanity.
Yup. The music is in the gaps. Osho’s spot on here.
We have other ways to detect oscillations though, thankfully. The ears might not pick up everything (my only good ear only picks up to 5000 Hz than drops off like a stone, meaning there’s some notes I can only hear in my mind (mathematically I guess) as my actual ear have never heard them)…
…but your skin nerves are sensitive to other frequencies, higher and lower cycles.
So even where our ears fail, we have other ways.
ld hearing test but i’ve confirmed it’s the same a bunch of times through the years. Might be why I seem to have a kind of synesthesia with regards to music and other senses : the brain capability is there but other things can activate those areas. [something like that most likely Im guessing]
You’re seeing time as linear though and from your 80 yr life-to-death (average) perspective, with whatever your sleep/wake cycles are as nominative.
If you had a 5 second brain, you’d compensate in other ways.
I like what this guy said about the brain + its relationship to the sensory organs: If you had 5 second consciousness, you’d have plenty of time to process input and make sense of it. Might not be in sentences but it might be in other ways to understand that are non subvocal. But even if they ARE primarily subvocal, still plenty of time, as the brain thinks at about 400-1600 wpm if I remember right. 5 seconds can fit a lot of words, certainly enough for a few interesting thoughts, expecially if they’re overlapping sentences, increasing the bandwidth.
Reprogramming your own brain as you are now though is easy. Phonological loop. Seems to be about 6 seconds long (really 4 seconds with overlap of about a second each on either side of the 4 seconds), give or take.
If you want to reprogram your brain, just find something that fits in that section, like a quote or piece of music and have it repeat over and over again. “favorite quotes” usually fit in there.
You can make it longer by “chaining” – amplify the thought so it continues to the next “now” period of time and then you can build form the prior one.
“Circadian rhythms. Cerca (about) dia (a day) We are all about timing.
Music: it’s absolutely about the spaces in between. As a drummer, I’ve known that for years. The attack of the sound of a drum is extremely short lived, so it *must* be the spaces in between.
Sound: psychoacoustics… We hear things not only by the time they hit our ear, but also the phasing of the sound waves. Both are important.
Evolution: our ears evolved to pick up the most important things to us. If we heard frequencies lower than the ones our ears were made for, so to speak, we’d go bat shit crazy hearing things like wind all the time!
Sorry for not writing this better, but I want to go to sleep soon.”
Everything you said, I’m super familiar with myself and yet you did something I can never seem to do:
Put it together succinctly in just a few words with clarity.
[I end up waxing poetic about these things when I talk about them]
My “job” is to do whatever’s natural for me to do.
Someone asked about the evolutionary purpose of music and I typed whatever came out of my fingers and pressed “Send”.
Words come out to me the same as music does. It just flows. I don’t pre-think these things. I just write them.
You can call it “bullshit” if you like, but overthinking it’s not
Just saying: you can disagree with it but it’s not overthinking. I also don’t understand all the “should” stuff that you’re talking about.
“Music should be [x]”
“Music should not be [y]”.
Seems you’re overthinking things, not I.
You’re getting my first impressions. Whatever words come out of my fingers. No idea if they’re right, wrong, logical, constistant, correct in any way. This is a “zero effort” response on my part.