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brianvds

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The sound of music… is irrelevant
« on: August 20, 2013, 07:52:20 PM »
Further food for thought:

The sound of music… is irrelevant

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/08/the-sound-of-music-is-irrelevant/

Short version: During music competitions, people seem to judge the performances more on visual cues than on aural ones!

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Mikhail Simkin

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Re: The sound of music… is irrelevant
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 03:19:34 PM »
In a related experiment researches hired an actor to read a lecture instead of renowned scientist. He did it and even answered questions. Nobody noticed anything wrong.

http://ecclesiastes911.net/doctor_fox.html

So the scientific content of a scientific lecture is irrelevant. Actually I suspect that the situation is more gross in science since I do not believe that a person who takes a musical instrument for the first time can win any music competition.

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Re: The sound of music… is irrelevant
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 07:41:09 PM »
I do note that the people who got fooled were a bunch of shrinks. Perhaps it would not happen with physicists or biologists, though I would not bet on it... :-)
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Re: The sound of music… is irrelevant
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 09:50:52 PM »
That was a smart choice not to bet. The same thing had happened with mathematicians and physicists

http://ecclesiastes911.net/bourbaki/

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Re: The sound of music… is irrelevant
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 03:29:05 PM »
Being good at what you do is not good enough. You must avoid looking less good than the competition and there are only two ways to do that if you are not lucky: cosmetics up to plastic surgery - or simply avoiding any way to be seen as you are. See Residents, see K.I.S.S. I very much like the idea of avoiding any physical appearance of the musician on the artwork e.g. CD sleeve/cover or booklet (the same for the artwork with vinyl records, tape cassettes and downloads). Still you feed the visual channel in this or that way, or as Wazlawick puts it: It is not possible _not_to_be_communicating_ on whatever channel.

As for live performance without Residents- or K.I.S.S.-like camouflage: Keeping the lights tto low for mobile phon videos that will expose you on youtube?