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Who is behind this project?

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This news and research blog augments the World Hum Database and Mapping Project located http://www.thehum.info

Dr. Glen MacPherson lectured for 16 years at the University of British Columbia (UBC), training mathematics teachers in the Faculty of Education, and worked for 10 years with UBC Robson Campus with its GMAT and GRE curriculum program. He is also an ethnographic researcher, and high school teacher of physics, mathematics, psychology, general science, and biology. He lives and works on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. His books, articles, and speaking engagements focus primarily on mathematics education.

After first noticing the Hum in spring of 2012 and discovering the Hum community, he sensed the need for a unified, moderated, and serious place for discussions and research surrounding the world Hum. This led to the World Hum Map and Database Project.

The leading theory is that the world Hum is an internally generated audiological phenomenon, possibly related to otoacoustic emissions.  (Note that tinnitus is also a self-reported audio effect, although it manifests quite differently from the Hum.) There are four competing theories.

This is a place for disciplined inquiry, and not for wild speculation and conspiracy. There are many entertaining and interesting websites available for those who want to indulge in those activities.

Contact Glen at glen.macpherson@gmail.com

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  1. Lisa Allen says:

    Bernie, regarding your comment of September 24th, would there be any other reason besides having our windows open or closed that would account for a change in the volume of the hum? We leave our windows closed all year round but still the hum is always much louder when it’s very hot here (in South Carolina) and not so bad in the winter months. Everyone’s a/c is really cranked up in the summer, plus being a tourist town with hotels lining the beach, the population swells to over 100,000 in the summer months. I have wondered if all the power being used is creating some kind of rumble that is exacerbated by some internal mechanism at play too. The heat isn’t used nearly as much in the winter as the a/c is in the summer as our winters are generally mild.

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