October 4th, 2005
|07:18 pm - we children|
in REM sleep, our brainwaves drop down to between 8 and 13 hertz, while the earth shakes in its turning at approximately 10 hertz.
"How do you know but that every bird that cleaves the aerial way is not an immense world of delight closed to your senses five?" -william blake
I think you're neat.
*runs and hides*
i'm glad you posted this because for the past two nights i've had disturbing dreams, not nightmares per se, just unsettling. i will write about them in depth later in my lj at some point, but for now i leave you in wonder, but they involved infidelity, travel, cults, lesbianism, and escape.
'infidelity, travel, cults, lesbianism, and escape' sounds like the plot to a soft-core porn thriller. maybe your dream will wind up on cinemax!
i know what you mean about unsettling dreams, i hate those. i wish you dreams of happiness and icecream.
and by icecream, i mean Dreyers andes mint icecream, because i bought some and it's deeeeeeeelicious.
and: it never occurred to me until i was comparing icecreams at the store, but are breyers and dreyers in competition? did one of them name itself to purposely be similar to the other and steal customers?
it's a uh science thing. a measurement of something, but i couldn't tell you what offhand. oscillations, maybe?
bam, here is what wikipedia says:
One hertz simply means "one per second" (1 / s); 100 Hz means "one hundred per second", and so on. The unit may be applied to any periodic event – for example, a clock might be said to tick at 1 Hz, or a human heart might be said to beat at 1.2 Hz. Frequency of random events, such as radioactive decays, is expressed in becquerels.
so i'm not sure exactly what brainwaves are, or what they are doing 10 times per second, or what the earth is doing 10 times per second. the book i got this factoid from* did not mention, and really i'm more intrigued that we sync up than in which action we do so. though the book also gave no reason to think we are actually syncing up - as opposed to coincidentally hitting similar speeds - it just implied we are to make a point. like i did.
* 'a natural history of the senses' diane ackerman. i recommend
scandalous! what happened?
and i just remembered - hertz is also a car rental company. i don't think they deal in brainwaves though