♬ And to hear the Sun, what a thing to believe;
but it’s all around if we could but perceive. ♬
I thought this was cool.
Composer Robert Alexander is helping NASA make new discoveries by turning raw data from the sun into music through a process called Data Sonification — rendering complex data sets in sounds.
Robert is a classically trained composer who is fascinated with the sky and enjoys testing the limits of his imagination.
A few facts about the Sun:
→ You could fit 1.3 million Earths inside of it.
→ It accounts for 99.8% of the mass of the Solar System.
→ It causes geomagnetic storms on Earth, which affect the human brain.
“Very small changes in the activity of the Earth’s magnetic field due to alterations in solar activity can affect all human beings. These direct effects are primarily upon the subtle but complex electromagnetic fields that interact with everyone’s consciousness due to the marked similarity of the characteristics of our brains and our genetic history.
This creates the potential for the function of every person’s brain activity to be changed without their awareness.” ~Michael Persinger, Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscientist
As I became more aware about how the Sun affects humans, I thought it was worth further investigation into numerous studies. Significant evidence suggests that when the Earth experiences a geoeffective (Earth directed) coronal mass ejection (CME), a strong one, there is a likelihood the event will affect parts of our brain with the lowest threshold (the most sensitive), the temporal lobes—the seat of emotions.
The temporal lobes also play an important role in organizing sensory input, auditory perception, language and speech production, as well as memory association and formation. Geoeffective CMEs encourage abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Some people may be more energized, creative, and assertive, while others may experience melancholy memories, flashbacks, depression, disturbed sleep, brain fog, and more.