Now scientists are quantifying the positive cognitive and physical effects of water, too. It turns out that living by coasts leads to an improved sense of physical health and well-being. Contact with water induces a meditative state that makes us happier, healthier, calmer, more creative, and more capable of awe.
Water cymatic sound frequency creates geometric patterns (Cymatics is the study of visible sound and vibration,).
Sound that’s generated underwater stays underwater; very little sound passes from water to air. On a regular basis the human listens through air conduction. However we can also listen to sound through water via bone conduction, vibrating through bone. This is developed in utero and replaced with air conduction after birth, although we never lose the ability to listen via the skull and through water. This is why you can feel music move through for example at a concert or in front of a large speaker. When your head is out of the water and you listen to a sound made underwater, you don’t hear much. But if your head is under the water, the sound becomes much louder.
You also feel more of a sound when you’re underwater. Above the surface, the sound waves only vibrate your eardrum (unless the sound is very loud). When your head is submerged, your skull also vibrates with the sound because it is close to the same density and elasticity as water. Below the surface, sound waves pass directly through the water and into your head. At Gravity we play the music through water. The experience is even more intimate, given that water is the conduit through which humans first become cognizant of sound itself, in utero.
“When you’re in the womb, the only sense that you are aware of is sound because of the vibrations. So there’s something really primordial and really intimate about [underwater listening].”-Joel Cahen sound & visual designer founded Wet Sounds