After the pivot from last week I have been trying to re-focus on a research topic/question within the context of tactile vibrations and music. I understand my supervisor's criticism, as my initial idea to look at the Rhythmic Affect of Tempo to create physiologial and pyschological affect within a film. ie. speed of sound,music, editing, vision, was far to a lofty undertaking for honours (or a PHD). Given I am also writing a systematic review this year, my lecture questioned me taking on a secondary research inquiry to that which I am already undertaking.
As such I have settled on looking at the component affect within vibration/music experienes and potentialy looking at frequency or amplitude to create modulate affect within a vibration/music experience.
The positives of this topic is there is extensive literature to draw from within the field of Vibration/Music. As an added bonus I am currently I am filtering thousands of search results from 3 database searches (Ebsco, ProQuest and Scopus) for this systematic review which is bringing my attention to lots of helpful (and not so helpful) papers.
In the excel spreadsheet of results below, green is a good paper, yellow is open for discussion and red is a paper of no-relavance to the research question.
I think about risk, I think about where I postion myself. I think about failing and suceeding.
I think about the risk of doing honours when I feel so burnt out, sometimes sitting with adversity leads to good things (I certainly hope so).
What is meant by risk? What is meant by failure? It is ok to fail.
Failure is just information! Hard scientists come up with lots of failure.
The findings from the paper below are rather exciting to me , as the researchers found that Vibration sound at 2>10Hz had the affect of lowering hyper-arousal in insomnia patient - which resulted in increased sleep and feelings of relaxation. I am personaly excited by this as a insomniac I always noticed my sleep improved on days I worked on vibration music in the lab. The intricatices of how the brain responds to sound and vibration fascinates me! The paper hypotheissed that tactile vibration oscilations at a particular frequency, can have the affect of overiding signals of hyper-arousal in the brain, as the neural oscilations entrain to the tactile oscilations, equatining to increased functional connectivity and lowered hyper-arousal.