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Is there a parallel in the human reaction to color as there is in the reaction to their corresponding acoustic frequencies?

This summer I stumbled over the realization that the equal-tempered acoustic scale fits very neatly into the visual spectrum of light. ... Too neatly. I mean that, when converted from Hz into wavelength, acoustic tones have one corresponding color: (rougly) F2 - violet; E2 - edging on dark blue; D2 - baby blue; C2- Kelly-ish green; B1 - light yellow; A - orange; G - red).

Now I'm beginning to consider that perhaps the two - light and sound - may have other parallels. Based on what you know about how color affects human behavior, is there any evidence to suggest that the same affect happens with that color's corresponding acoustic note? (and vice versa)

EXAMPLE: If we now that the color red is known to make consumers hungry, does a G have a similar effect on people?

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    Jan 22 2013: I'm not sure if this will answer your question, but consider the impact that "binaural beats" have on an individual. The effects are verifiable. The consequences are quantifiable.
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      Jan 22 2013: I've researched binaural effects but this isn't really what I'm talking about. Thanks for responding though.
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        Jan 22 2013: Well, perhaps you are thinking about how playing music helps those with severe dementia and alzheimers. It's not a specific music, like how Mozart improves test scores and gives a short term bump in IQ (and perhaps more long term when used consistently with infants - still unknown)

        the problem with the dementia & alzheimers cases are that the music must be something that they can relate to and enjoy. One might like big band music while another likes Elvis Presley and yet another enjoys Mozart.

        If not this, then perhaps you could make your question more understandable? :-)
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          Jan 24 2013: I want to know how much we know about the eye-brain systems can be applied to the ear-brain system.

          I'm sorry my implications tends to fall short on forums like Ted despite its prestige as a forum among social networks. I really ought to be in the same room with others so as to immediately clarify or pursue an idea someone has as it comes up.
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      Jan 26 2013: Do you know why this simple yet effective recording technique, which is used for 'binaural beats', did not become a general quality standard for music recordings?

      I served the net yet could not find any music in any style but a view yet uninteresting examples, as the majority of my findings seems to be 'reserved' for 'new age' applications only.

      In case you know a source, I would be thankful if you would share it.

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