Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Synchronization through coupled oscillation

I've put coupled oscillation at the center of my thinking about music, mind, and human sociality. One reason for that is that it is a phenomenon that can happen in relatively simple physical systems. It doesn't require "intelligence" or even "intention" to bring about synchrony. Here's a demonstration:

In this case the oscillators (the metronomes) are coupled by the (movable) surface on which they all rest.

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