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Rather than sound, the actual body - Ears

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
I randomly came across this after googling Ears, I was doing it because my ears looked a little bit red on the inside.

Anyway
Enjoy music? Get pointed ears

The question isn't really whether or not pointed ears and relation with music is a hoax or not. I really heavily and almost completely doubt having pointed ears is going to make listening to music more enjoyable.

The real question is, how would or could we modify our ears to be more receptive to music which they were never made for. No I am not going to try something crazy nor do I advocate it. I guess this question is more for those with a background in actual human biology.
post #2 of 11
How are those foolish kids going to feel about their spock ears in 20 years?
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Dunno it would be pretty cool Would probably regret them when they need a job though.
post #4 of 11
this should definitely change the FR of their audition, it really is a terrible idea.
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The page mentions that pulling up on your ears make you hear better. I kinda doubt better, but it might change ... most likely from straightening out the ear canal or something. Who knows .. heck, who cares.

Also changing the shape of your ear is more likely to cause you to misidentify sound locations due to the changing psychoacoustic cues of the outer ear reflections, but even there most cues come from the concha ridge and not the outer pinna.

The real effect on headphones is most likely that you'll have a hard time fitting your distorted ears to some ear cups/pads. Otherwise, the most likely result is that you'll constantly be turning your head slightly sideways to flash your ears on your webcam and look cool to all your WoW buddies.
post #6 of 11
my hearing changes significantly by pulling my ears up, always has. It is a real problem trying to fit the pads over my hands as well as my ears though.

Maybe if I pull my ears up, staple them to my head in that position.... hmmmmm
post #7 of 11
Different sections of the ear are in fact sensitive to different frequency ranges, dependent on the shape of the region. I remember someone had posted a diagram on these forums a week ago. I don't recall the specific frequencies, but I think they were mostly in the lower end.

As is, I don't think this surgery would improve your hearing unless it increased the overall surface area of your ear.
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Originally Posted by smeggy View Post
Maybe if I pull my ears up, staple them to my head in that position.... hmmmmm
Please post pix.


post #9 of 11
If she really wants to hear the music better, have elephant ears attached
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by ninjikiran View Post
The real question is, how would or could we modify our ears to be more receptive to music which they were never made for.
I don't agree with this premise. Music is a creation of man and was created for ears.

Having said that, I would bet the major effect of surgically altering your ears as shown in the link would be to make the music appear to sound louder. Sit in front of a set of speakers, listen for a while, then cup your hands around your ears. I think it is a similar effect. And no need to have, literally, pointed ears. Just longer/larger ears would do this.
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Originally Posted by Arjisme View Post
Sit in front of a set of speakers, listen for a while, then cup your hands around your ears. I think it is a similar effect. And no need to have, literally, pointed ears. Just longer/larger ears would do this.
Yup, there certain is an effect: it colors the sound.

Any change to the ears that your brain has grown accustome to over a lifetime will cause the sound to be perceived as colored in some way. After a couple of years of having pointed ears, you brain will have rewired itself for them and you'll be back to where you started.
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