An Update on my Aeroplane Travelling Adventures

A while back, I posted my experiences of travelling in an aeroplane for the first time, but I’ve learned a lot about how things work, and why they work the way they do. You might also recall that I had published an eBook version on SmashWords. In recent years, I acquired a really awesome Yeti Blue stereo microphone, and though it was rather cumbersome to be toting around, I had used it to record some typical plane sounds that people could use to know how it would sound.
One thing I liked talking about in my book was the physics and the vestibular illusions pilots are trained to avoid. For instance, the pilot of this this aircraft safety site I went to described bankings as sort of a sensation you feel like you are dropping. As a blind person, I had no way of knowing if I were turning to the left or to the right unless it made a sharp bank. Similarly, I could not tell how high or low we were, for I could not see what was outside the window. So, a yaw is sort of like a swivel or pivot, while a roll is more like a lean to one side. The poster said that planes don’t use their tail rudders to spin as it would be too slow of a turn, but instead it uses ailerons to bank or yaw. The elevator, or stabilator is what gives it its pith.
So, what exactly is a pitch, a role and a yaw. One is X, one is Y, and one is Z, According to geometry, those are not the only things. A figure can move literally in any form, but looking at it on paper, which is two dimensions is rather difficult. It’s not only math we’re looking at here, but it’s how our vestibular and visual systems respond to dynamic and static motion or position. According to an article on Wikipedia, it explains how humans perceive motion with greater technicality than I can understand at this time. The same can be applied for other kinds of movement, like flying, encountering a turbulence, going upside down really fast, experiencing weightlessness and free-fall, you name it. I had the opportunity to practise flipping and somersalting in water, and I really enjoyed it. My hope is to someday learn to SCUBA dive.
I was hoping to contact the author of the previous article to see if they could include audio clips of some of the common sounds a person might hear in an aircraft, but so far I haven’t had any of such luck. Still, that might matter much if I have some of them recorded. For instance, I wanted to see what would happen if I placed a recorder inside my checked luggage. I heard a lot of interesting sounds.
As always, any suggestions on how I can obtain applied kinaesthetic and analogus complicated concepts would be very helpful.

Using Augmented Reality as a Real-Life Test for Prospective Transgender Individuals

It’s been a month since my previous post, but during that time I’ve been working on my story and that has been going well. I am going to spend more time here writing it as I curl up on the couch in the den with a pair of headphones hooked up to my TV, with earbuds underneath so I can listen to my computer at the same time. You know, ever since I started losing hearing, I wondered why I can sometimes hear better when voices are coming out of the speaker. Does it have to do with the ratio of bass to trebble? I need to research wireless audio amplification devices from major companies like Serene Innovations, ClearWire, and more. I Can Connect will only cover these if they are telecommunications-related.
So, the groundhog must have known spring would not yet come for a while. Coincidentally, Superbowl XLVIII fell on this very same day. Of course, Phil, as the groundhog is sometimes called, made this prediction at seven in the morning. This means we’ll have six or more weeks of winter. I’m not sure how many of you are superstitious, but it’s kind of interesting nonetheless. Anyhow, I digress, so I’ll go ahead and get down to business.
While I was writing my story and collecting resources to cight, I noticed that a lot of people, especially teenagers and tweenagers were coming out as transgender. The number of these folks have been rising, and it is believed that there are some cultural influences behind it. Is it due to prevalence in the media? This has led me to fancy that many say they are transgender, but when they begin the actual treatment, they would regret their changes or any irreversible effects that were caused by medical interventions. As an optimist in the science of transhumanism, I believe the day will come when nothing will be permanent any more. There’s been advances in speculative stories about using nano, pico, and femtotechnology that would physically change your body, so that stem cells would not be needed to regrow the organs and transplant them. In some stories the stem cells only work with male-to-females, all the way down to the chromosomes, but if it were to be applied to female-to-males, the procedure would kill them because the Y-chromosomes would not be able to be converted from one of the X’s. But, why not get a donor chromosome, similar to a third biologically female parent donating healthy mitochondria? Still, many of these stories do not have bibliographical references to back them up. I have been looking at these things whilst writing my own. I also learned about medically-induced comas that could be used if the body changes too fast, so the patient would not be in great pain. That would be like Rip Van Winkle, or giving humans the ability of hibernation. While the brain is deeply unconscious, the body changes. When they wake up, they would feel as if they were reborn, which, in some cases, is true. In other circumstances, the body changes while the patient is conscious and alert. In these situations, the patient’s mind and thinking patterns have time to synchronise with the body, but a comatosed patient would have to wait until after they changed. The question then becomes, are they really sure they want to be the person they dreamed of being?
Let’s think about the kinds of motivations that make people want to change. Crossdressers who say they want to change from male to female say that their bodies sexualise females before their minds do, and they end up giving into these arousals. Some feel that females are dominating their society, and if they feel they are more dominant in certain areas they feel they would be one of those people to break the stereotype associated with masculism. A person who has prolonged persistence that they are in the wrong body has the proper thinking patterns as a female, so the changes will usually have little or no consequence on the patient than if it were done with crossdressers. For these reasons, the Harry Benjamin Standards of Care state that a prospective postoperative transsexual should take a certain amount of time taking the real-life experience. This is where the person must live full time as their preferred gender role and learn how to deal with experiences as they start to build their self-assurance. It won’t always mean that they will magically become a new person. If you were afraid of spiders before, you’d most likely still be afraid of spiders afterword. A lot of parents feel that their children are making a big mistake because they fear that if they change their mind, there would be no turning back. As stated in a story I read recently Living Transgender has lots of costs, not just in finance but in many other things, so a determined person would certainly need to be hellbent. There are a lot of problems in being the person they are inside. For instance, do women who want to be men feel they want to change just because they want to avoid rape and abuse, or do they feel that way ever since their infantile personalities have been developed? I know several people who have successfully transitioned without plastic surgery, an example being my story. In fact, people implant technology just to treat diseased tissue, but looking at the bioethics, do we change healthy tissue just for aesthetic and cosmetic purposes? What if we had future technology that could use the healthy tissue as a host to change the structure without actually having it removed and replaced with a facsimile.
Let’s look at what someone has written about what they feel is not necessary about a real-life experience. I have been giving this some thought. In my story, I used the concept of oneirology (the study of dreams) and memory implantation as a way to help the protagonist decide if they really wanted to be female before they got there. As you all know, living in the body of a different sex has a completely different, if not similar, set of sensations related to skin sensitivity and other things, as well as brain structure to allow more emotions to flow through. What if we could interveen by using technology to help influence a person’s dream, give them a virtual reality experience that uses the person’s memories, sort of as an age regression technique to build the foundations to a memory the person will never forget. Would it help a prospective transsexual say, ‘No, I don’t want to change. It’s too overwhelming and confusing for me’? If that were the case, everyone would undoubtedly save a lot of time and money rather than if they have said that after their sex-reassignment surgery.
Although I may be jumping too far ahead into the future, there is no doubt that this could benefit thousands of people, but still, there is a strong opposition and controversy over these things. The question is, why is there such dispute? It’s mainly because of religion that dominates society, and the ignorance people have about science, and things people see in science-fiction media in popular culture, which much of it is untrue. As fascinating as it seems, a lot of it remains questionable. What would we use to control what a person dreams? Do we use mind-uploading and mind-reading technology to manipulate someone’s memories using light-sensitive proteins, or do we use hypnosis and our brains’ ability to recreate sensations based on similar sensations it has recorded?
Having said that, I hope that we can get there sooner than later, as I know there are people anxious to transition in a natural and biological method so that they can continue reproducing as before. Let’s continue to help educate the people we talk to in hopes of eliminating stigma surrounding these issues.

Things to be Covered in the New Year, part 2

Understanding Norrie Disease: I wrote this next part to see if I could explore some of the rare diseases that make people blind, deaf, developmentaly-disabled, etc that are among many other rare diseases affecting mainly biological males, so this is just one of such that I plan to write about.
First of all, Norrie Disease is a rare genetic defect, but what actually causes it, and how is it present? What treatment and cures are currently being worked on? You will get to know how this disease works once you have an understanding of how genes work.
What are genes? Genes are a set of instructions, composed of DNA and RNA sequences, sort of like the strip of a magnetic strip on bank cards used by computers to access a specific set of impulses. Better yet, a gene is like a set of blueprints to building a house. It provides detailed instructions on what the body should produce, when to produce and develop, how to produce, etc. That is why we have mitosis, and our body replaces itself every seven or ten years. Scientists have begun to understand the aspects involved in eugenics, which is isolating one good trait over bad ones. It’s much like a form of human domestication by telling smart people to mate, so that the number of stupid people would gradually reduce. Traits are characteristics based on several kinds of genes. There are physical traits such as build, complexion, hair and eye colour, body fat storage, bone structures, melanim production, hormone and neurotransmitor production, and many, many more. There are also traits devoted to the brain, called mental (left hemisphere) and emotional )right hemisphere) traits. This includes things like how many hormones you are making, how many neurotransmitors you have present, among others, as well as the aforementioned physical traits. Note that these traits can be modified to some extent during an adult’s life, but others might require nerve stimulation or new cell receptors and muscles (to activate tongue-rolling), which may be absent if the genes for these are not present. These things are what determines a person’s outlook in life, such as being smart or dumb, and the list goes on.
What happens in Norrie Disease? Typically, this gene is linked to the X chromosomes, which is why males are definitely going to have it more than females, since the extra X chromosome would compensate for it, unless both X chromosomes were affected, or if they happened to have a Y, which is also rare. The gene’s origin begins with a mutation, such as a virus or infection, or something else entirely, such as neurotoxins, though viruses and bacteria are the basis for gene therapy. When Norrie Disease is present, it begins the process by damaging cells of varying types in the eyes that are already developing, and nerve cells in the ears, and in some cases, the brain is affected. This is why many patients are born without knowing what it is like to see. Depending on the severity of the gene, birth order, and gene expression, some cells, especially those in the cochlea, may be fully developed, but if the proper protein does not give them sustenance, they would eventually die out.
How was Norrie discovered? An ophthalmologist from Denmark started studying seven different people from the same family, and each of these people were male and were past descendants from the first generation. The disease was named after another famous ophthalmologist named Gordon Norrie, who was recognised for his great achievement in working with the blind during the mid to late nineteenth century and into the twentieth.
Causes and Effects of the Gene: Norrie is caused by several mutations found in genes called NDP, located in Xp11.4, and its ID number is 4693). Causes of mutation vary greatly. For future reference, all genes are either binary or somewhere in between, meaning the gene is dominant or recessive, but rarely switch depending on expression and epigenetics. This means you could carry the genetic coding, you could be mutated with this gene, or both. To illustrate this example, use a Punnett Square that can show you which are dominant and which are recessive. Capital letters indicate positive and lower-case letters indicate negative. In a Punnett Square, there are four letters, sometimes distributed equally, sometimes distributed based on chromosomes, and sometimes distributed by a mix of all of these. In order to understand this concept further, you must know what a phenotype, genotype, hybrid, purebred, pedigree, and family tree is. Better yet, take a genetics-101 course for a non-technical explanation on these terms and their etymologies. It helps if you understand the root and stem words of each term, for these are how they have been coined.
Please note: A mutation is when a given sequence or set of instructions is left unfinished (truncated). Take this string of letters, don’t worry about what they mean just yet. A turns into T, T into A, G into C, and C into G. In the second stage, A turns into U, T into A, and C G remain the same. U becomes A, and T becomes A. A very common mutation is TAG, which is usually found at the beginning of a sequence. In genetics terminology, we call this transcription and translation. We say transcription because the gene is being converted from DNA to RNA. Once that’s done, it needs to be translated to form a protein. In other words, mutations finish their job prematurely, leaving the cells affected. This is why people can be mutated to eating certain proteins from products that have them as well as how things are digested like gluten. We will discuss these later on.
What happens when Norrie is present and the gene is mutated? To understand this concept, you must understand how proteins work. We all know that meats and eggs have proteins. In fact, anything that can walk, run, swim and fly has protein. Proteins is what DNA and RNA are composed of. DNA stands for desoxirribonucleicacid, and RNA, ribonucleic acid, is what people use to match characteristics, such as determining which person was responsible in a crime. All of these proteins have a three-dimensional shape, and can be demonstrated using molecular models and high-powered microscope slides once cells have been coloured with dye, suspended in division and expanded using osmosis. The shape of a DNA is like a spiraling latter with its backbones curving to form a double-helix. The rums of the latters contain four distinct articles (base pairs) one set on every rum. This DNA can be found anywhere throughout the body, such as skin, hair, nails, blood, and other body fluids.
In Norrie Disease, the mutated gene called NDP, instructs a protein called norrin how to set its foundation. Norrin is responsible for the development and sustenance of the structures that make up the retinas, cochlear hair cells, etc. As you know, norrin consists of several amino acids that give it its shape. When the NDP gene is mutated, however, this protein doesn’t form properly and becomes mis-folded, giving it an unusual shape. Think about a lopsided house or something of that nature. When this happens, the protein is unable to function, and therefore the back end of the eyes are unable to develop properly.
Other things Norrie Disease can affect include hearing, balance, excretion problems, and mental and or emotional development disorders. It is believed that norrin is responsible for supplying blood flow to the retinas and tissues of the inner ear. There are immature cells forming in the back of the eye, which causes degeneration of important cells and blood vessels. Norrin abnormalities can also affect which parts of the brain are developed, such as neurosteroids and neurotransmitors. However, it should be taken into account that individuals with prelingual deafness do not develop speech and language skills, and for this -reason many blame mental disorders when in fact that is not the case. For example, my older brother, who was the first born, did not have any chance to develop speech and language, so his primary means of communication is through his behaviour.
Severity of the disease is variant on how many amino acids have been mutated and their location or expression. Few mutations ensures that the person will not be as affected than if a person had widespread complications. It has been documented that males with Norrie disease have behavioural problems, but at this time there are too many biological factors to determine the causes of such findings.
Futuristic Outlook and Testing: As of 2014, little research has been conducted to find better methods of testing the molecular structure and mutation of the genes, and although they are accurate, as far as we know no attempt was made to replace the mutated gene with a healthy one to see if the rewritten gene would correct the protein’s structure. If the protein structure were to be corrected, would the eye structures start developing again, or would we need to turn our attention to finding the right growth factors to grow epidermal stem cells the way birds can? Studies have shown that prolonged exposure to how we interact with our environment based on how we socialise and how we identify with our culture gets written into our genetic coding, but there are some genes, such as the NDP that cannot be rewritten once it has been mutated. Current research shows that once a gene has been modified in an organism, that organism usually develops negative side effects, cancer being one of them. We still don’t yet know why this is. Research to sensory substitution and augmentation for people blind at birth still continues, despite the controversy found in the blind community. This may be relevant to how cochlear implants are being contradicted in the deaf culture, which is symbolised by a stab in the neck in American Sign Language. It is hoped that a creation of a new virus or bacterium could reverse the gene’s mutation without leaving harmful side effects in the future. If we work on funding basic research rather than solely focusing on one specific disease, then we can build on that basic research to cure all diseases.
For further information about Norrie, Go to: http://www.norriedisease.org/
Lastly, why do people not use anaesthetics like nitrous oxide when undergoing cosmetic enhancements, like piercings and tattooing? I don’t see any reason they should, so why shouldn’t they? According to Bill Nye’s the History of Anatomy and PHysiology, many people believed that pain should be tolerated, especially for cosmetic purposes as a symbol of having to suffer to get what you want. If all pain was relieved, people would almost never learn what their limits were. It is hoped that regrowing tissue with stem cells and right growth factors can replace plastic surgery.

Things to be Covered in the New Year, part 1

Happy New Year to all who are following my blog. This year, I hope to cover a little over what I went over last year, and discuss some aspects of how transhumanism can have an impact with our environment and cultures so we can figure out how to correct nature’s mistakes, like HIV and AIDS, diabetes, cancers, creating and taking down cell receptors responsible for addiction and physical dependence, and more.
So, let’s begin. I have been thinking about how people of younger generations don’t get the meaning of respect, that instead of evolving we are (d)evolving because people are out for image to satisfy their own flesh, and not one another. Of course, John Locke pointed that out several hundred years ago, but it has become more wide-spread, just like strokes and other things meant for older people are prevailing among teenagers. Now, I have done plenty of scientific investigation as to why these things happens. It turns out that many people have rewired their genetic coding that produces neurosteroids and such that makes proper mental development. It is not only the fact that we are capable of rewriting our genes, but our environment and culture plays an influence, like how much repetition and nurture we have had, and, even as babies, how much we have been breast-fed. It also depends on how stable your families were, how much positivity you have received, and how personal you have taken negative criticism. All of these play a role on how your thought patterns will turn out in the end. These are called the walks of life, or your schemas. Some experience anxiety problems, depression, irritability, and more. I have been trying to look at ways to induce such problems and then get rid of them so we can widen our world view. I have heard that people with too much dopamine gives them illusions like hearing voices of people they talk to a lot, or those of strangers. How does this work for people who have never heard in their life? I have never heard voices in my life, but I would be interested in knowing of a way to ingest something that will do it temporarily, but the voices should be saying positive things about me. Now, as exciting as all this might sound, I want to remind all of you that these scientific findings can help enrich our society so that we wouldn’t have ignorant people questioning those in the minority and accusing them of faking it. A lot of them just tell you the obvious, but hardly don’t get into depth.
Ever since I started paying attention to the news full-time in 2008, I found it quite stupid that we have prisons, and we spend time sending criminals to be locked for a costly sum, and then killing them if they do not reform. Many people think it would be dystopian or immoral to send these criminals to science labs to have their brains altered, their body chemistry permanently altered using engineering techniques, and possibly a technique to induce total amnaesia-like characteristics. In a way, you are rewriting their personality. You are using science to turn a bad person into a good citizen. However, something must motivate a person for killing another person. I was wondering, could it be possible to restore a dead person to life if we could salvage their DNA? Their personalities may be the same as the old person, but they wouldn’t have the same memories. They may look the same to you, but something will remind you that it is not the exact person, because they would have to learn everything. They would be relearning the old person’s memories, since this is a clone of the person who was murdered. I have asked people from varying religions, and most of them think it is due to choices a person can make. In dystopian societies, people are prevented from making their own choices so that they would not regret their mistakes in the community. I think we all should have the freedom to make our own choices as long as we have the proper balance in our system to deal with the consequences.
How does a person manage to be motivated to committing a crime when they take drugs that has them physically addicted? What does it mean to be high, buzzed, blazed, etc? Does it cause them to lose total awareness of their surroundings, and make the person act as if they were sleep-walking? Many universities have been looking at the biological and physiological causes of physical dependence to see if we could come up with a cure, not only for alcohol, but for the opioid epidemic, as well. In cases where nicotine is inhaled or applied using a skin patch, scientists were trying to create new cell receptors in the brain to see if they could stimulate the reward system by using the right key, if you imagine the receptor as a lock. Many people describe it as having a feeling as if something exciting were about to happen (this is how yellow and white light makes us feel). People also say that babies are addicted because of those cell receptors being transmutated into their genome, but that only gives me one question. How will that baby know, when old enough that they are addicted if they have never taken that drug before? It turns out that our body can develop tolerance to any drugs, whether they have an effect on the brain, like Propranolol. If you suddenly stop taking it, you would experience withdrawal symptoms. Will it feel like having this extra sense that you are hungry, but no matter how much you eat or get enough air, there is something that you can’t seem to get unless you stimulate those receptors or destroy them all at once? I heard that there were some studies that examined the relationship between cravings, proteins, hormones, and which emotions are related to them.
Ever since I wrote up that short article on vocal analysis, I came up across something very interesting called the voice of the castrato. When I analysed the harmonics of these voices, they came out with very unique characteristics that make them sound neither male or female. They have their own way in terms of how they sound. They underwent a lot of training once they have been castrated before puberty, but they grew exceedingly tall, pale-skinned, and most had no muscular build, and many lost bone density. They weren’t trans because they didn’t undergo hormone replacement therapy, they were just prevented from developing secondary sex characteristics. In the GLBTQIA community, in the arts encyclopedia, they were called the castrati, Italian for castrated in plural form. Scientists have been looking at how to recreate the once dead voice into a live voice by using what we know about sound.
A few days ago, I came across some naturopathic literature that had several techniques of treating things like thyroid problems that are sometimes the cause of depression and anxiety, metabolism problems and such, and how we can treat them using amino acid therapy rather than use medicines that do more harm than good. I once asked, are such emotions enhanced by drugs even though they are context-dependent? For example, if I drank coffee every day and felt fine, but one day I was worrying about something unrelated..would the caffeine enhance that anxiety? I have also been trying to see if there were naturopathic neurologists working on a cure to low and high-grade haemorrhages and seizures. That brings me to talking about the split-brain patient. When a person has no way of connecting the two halves of the brains together via the corpus callosum, they end up having unusual visual reactions, and several patients could draw shapes with each hand independently. Sometimes, people are startled to see that their hand, the one not intended to be used, is moving and grabbing objects. Is there a more humane way of cutting off the electricity between the regions and the two halves without using surgery? I thought that if we could attach these to sighted people, we could temporarily deprive them of vision and visual memory, or hearing to simulate deaf-blindness. Since the year 2009, it has been discovered that we have done a lot of misdiagnosing on people whom we thought were in a coma, but who actually turned out to be fully-conscious and completely paralysed but unable to respond to any kind of stimuli, yet their brain works very well and were still able to perceive and reason. What if a brain transplant could give them deparalysis? Sergio Canavero was talking about doing just that in 2017, but it wouldn’t work for a brain injury, only a body one.
How I plan to do deep-brained stimulation without cutting into the brain and implanting electrodes is going to be the hard part, but when I researched, I discovered I could look at several different inventions and see if I can apply physics to these. We know that the brain uses glucose for fuel. So what if we charged this radioactive fuel with a positive charge, and once the body has been polarised, then all we need do is discharge it in the right part of the brain. We are fortunate that outer-brain stimulation can be achieved because the electricity and magnetism could go through the scalp and skull. That’s why we have devices like the neuron-engineering and transcranial magnetic stimulation device, which I think some day will help blind people how to see. In a science-fiction story, it was suggested that if we used this energy, we could figure out if the mind can be altered and carried across the electricity between a body that has been negatively charged and vice versa. The problem is that the mind is not just stored into one part of the brain. The mind is distributed everywhere, which is why mind-uploading would be extremely hard to do, even body-swapping without any form of transplantation. So, what gives parts of the brain responsible for identity? Can we use light-sensitive proteins to map out memories?

An Analysis on the Singing and Speaking Voice

In this brief post, we will look over the two kinds of intonations used in the voice you use when you speak in several situations, and those you use when you sing. If you compare the two, you’ll find that they are very different. Take this, for instance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr9JQ-oF3jQ what do you notice in this example? The fundamental frequencies range from180-300 HZ, with very high resonance, with chronological age of eleven years, as measured by our calendar system for the speaking voice. In some countries, we do not celebrate birthdays or chronological ages at all.
The singing voice, however, is far more different. The fundamental frequencies not only follow the notes corresponding to the tuning system given to the singer, but the resonance is altered to give it an etherial hypnotic effect. Let’s try a quick test. If you say the sound “ah” in your normal voice, for males, the resonance will be deeper than that of females and children. Likewise, if a male were to apply the singing voice to the “ah”, then his resonance would be even deeper. This means that the correlation with the speaking and singing voice vary directly because the voice of the female will also deepen in resonance when she applies her singing voice. This is not to say that it is directly related to facial and laryngeal structures in different sexes, as they can vary widely.
Have a look at another type of therapeutic approach, called Music Intonation, used to rehabilitate people whose left hemisphere of the brain has become damaged.

Here’s some information regarding The Music Instinct.
So, how does one achieve this goal, and why do many not know about it? The first thing to understand is that sound is simply a wave. A pure tone is a sound that sounds like a hum, without any extra tones above or below it. These extra notes are called harmonics. We calculate the harmonics based on the integer that can be multiplied by 2X. Noise is an irregular sound vibration, another concept to keep in mind. Children have nearly the same vocal range before going through puberty, but some learn to talk the way they should according to their gender assignment. Males tend to speak with a dark, sinister sound while females usually speak with a brighter, more cheerful tone. Of course, if you were to be among lots of children and you were blindfolded, your only cues are to figure out who is who based on these characteristics. Also note that there may be overlaps, which makes us misgender a person if we can’t see them or if they are using a communication device. A perfect example of this can be found here.

Why do Gay Men Talk Differently? If you’ve watched any of the episodes in Glee, you can hear Kurt (Chris Colfer) sound like a stereotypical feminine gay guy.
The BBC has released some documentaries on trying to uncover the mysteries of the castrato voice. You can check them out here. https://trakt.tv/shows/bbc-documentaries/seasons/2007/episodes/1 There are many more male sopranist interviews that it would be difficult to list them all, but hopefully these will give you a place to start.
To begin with, many people get used to hearing what their own voices sound like when it vibrates inside their head via bone conduction, which is why they don’t like to hear how they sound in a recording. People with perfect pitch can make adjustments to their voices in a matter of seconds, and they learn to memorise just how much work is needed to apply that effect. That’s why some say, “It came from God”. It’s up to you to believe it or not, but in reality, they just listened to what something sounded like and started imitating it until they achieved the quality they wanted. They kept on doing this subconsciously until they had the memory wired into their brain. Deaf people do not have auditory awareness. As an example, crank up your music to full volume until you can no longer hear your voice through your earbuds. Then try saying a few sentences whilst recording, and then play it back. Did you mispronounce anything? It may be the reason why some adults may sing with a childlike singsong, but more likely it is probably due to their mental capacity.
You must have some basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, as well as physics, to understand how the body’s resonant chambers work, and what you can do to manipulate them with your cerebrum and cerebellum. One unique characteristic about opera singers is that their vibrato measures approximately around six to seven beats per second, but in some old phonograph records, people had a faster vibrato of eight to nine beats per second. This is caused by totally relaxed muscles slowly contracting and relaxing again. This causes the fundamental frequency of the voice to go up and down in pitch in rapid succession. The same can be done for overtone (harmonics)), but it would need the work of moving the tongue up and down. Now, how we make our resonance chamber bigger is by opening up the throat, as if we were yawning. This forces your vocal tract to expand, the glottis to be half-open to make the voice have a breathy quality, and the tone emitted by the vocal folds have lower harmonics.
There are several kinds of terms that describe the specific techniques used in singing. Legato means that you slowly link the vowels and consonants to each other and you give them a nice, easy flow. In some operas, the singer has to staccato to describe tention, and again, vibrato is a very important aspect of singing. In some pieces, there are spoken words called Sprechstimme and Sprechgesang. Legato falls under the category of rubato or adlib, where you play freely.
The reason many people are ignorant about why our voices sound so much different when we sing, such as what you witnessed in this example is because they cannot make this distinction clearly, even singers have trouble understanding this concept because all they learn is how to do this, without getting in depth. They do it without knowing that there are ways of describing it. Anyone can achieve this goal, even youngsters, as long as they have the motivation to learn this skill to pursue a career in the arts. What you would need to decide is whether you should self-teach and get no immediate feedback, or work with someone who has experience so you can be finely-tuned.

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