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    More intelligent species on Earth than Humans
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    There may be a more intelligent species on Earth than Humans

    I've lived around them for most of my life, but when I recently came back to North Carolina USA, my experience in research on high dimensional waves allowed me to hear something that I didn't hear before in the same sounds.

    They communicate with eachother very much like our brain cells, through oscillating patterns of waves and changing of connections.



    The paper below explains the very basic parts of their wave based communication but does not go into detail about the large scale patterns of the waves or if that possibility was thought about at all.

    Like brain cells, crickets change which other crickets they are connected to. Neurons (brain cells) do this by changing which other neurons or axons their axons connect to, as a result of the electric and chemical patterns oscillating together or in different patterns. Crickets change which crickets they are connected to by flying to places they like the sounds of other crickets more. They become neurally connected to the other crickets some amount in how their neurons adjust to the local sounds of other crickets, so they start to make their oscillating sounds mostly in synchronization. Like brainwaves, the sounds of large groups of crickets flow in smooth waves and react to other waves depending on direction and timing and at least the recent history of waves in that location.

    The wave based communication of Humans is far more limited than crickets, seen in places like dance clubs, prices in stock markets (less total stocks than neurons in a small number of crickets brains), body language, etc, but these wave based communications of Humans do not tend to spread to other Humans nearly as well as oscillating sounds spread in large groups of crickets. Humans communicate mostly in words. Crickets communicate mostly in waves. There are waves of words as ideas flow through society, which we call memes, but at the brainwave level we are still communicating between brain cells like crickets communicate with sound.

    Paper name: Evolution of acoustic communication in crickets: phylogeny of Eneopterinae reveals an adaptive radiation involving high-frequency calling (Orthoptera, Grylloidea, Eneopteridae)

    ABSTRACT

    Evolution of dominant frequencies in songs of Eneopterinae crickets was studied with respect to phylogeny. Two characters are optimized on the tree: the first describes the frequency resulting from the vibration of the harp (Fda), and the second is due to the vibration of other tegminal areas (Fdb). Fda was found to be relatively stable through the subfamily. Its low ancestral state is replaced by a high Fda only once, resulting in high-frequency calling in [Cardiodactylus (Lebinthus-Agnotecous)]. A high Fdb component is added to the low ancestral Fda in Eneoptera guyanensis, resulting in frequency modulation. The onset of high Fd in this first subclade is accompanied by a high cladogenesis rate, which supports a hypothesis of adaptive radiation for high frequencies. The effectiveness of high-frequency calling is discussed in relation to the species behavior ecology.

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    An adaptive radiation for high-frequency calling is hypothesized in [Cardiodactylus (Lebinthus-Agnotecous)]. Further, it may be associated with compensatory behavior, such as perching, to permit the propagation of high frequencies in the natural environment of the species.


    I'd like to continue this research in a practical way, to attempt communication with very large groups of crickets as if they form a single brain.

    Also, crickets may be telepathic. I was hearing a sound in my thoughts that reacted in intelligent ways to my subconscious thoughts, kind of a smooth buzzing, and when I arrived here in North Carolina I heard that same sound from the crickets, not their normal oscillation. It may be related. The test of crickets telepathic ability will be if multiple large groups of crickets can synchronize their wave communications across distances where there are very few or no crickets between, so they could not be communicating through sound across those distances. This is a second experiment that depends on the first.

    Thousands of years ago, before Humans destroyed large parts of the environment, there was probably a much larger density of crickets and continuous connections between them across thousands of miles. In networks of crickets like that, their wave based communications may be extremely more intelligent than what we observe today. I see no reason to exclude the possibility that crickets may be the most intelligent life form on Earth in that kind of environment, and that they may still have enough intelligence in these smaller more disconnected groups that we can communicate with them.

    The research will need many locations each with a high quality microphone time synchronized with the network and all streamed together so we can understand it as one cricket mind made of many crickets.

    After these patterns are understood, using audio evolution like in my Audivolv software, and fourier math, cricket sounds can be created in realtime to sync with the real crickets, and played on loud speakers, to make it a 2-way communication.

    Dolphins are known to be very smart, and they communicate more like waves than words. Large groups of crickets, as they were before the environment was damaged and separated them into many smaller groups, may also be very intelligent, something Humans have ignored because our normal way of communication is symbols (words) instead of waves.

    Many people think crickets are associated with luck and can make predictions about important events. Maybe its more than superstitition and we just don't understand how they communicate?

    Unlike most other insects and animals, crickets approximately synchronize their communications with eachother so waves can travel long distances. Bees do a kind of dance to communicate with a few other bees at a time, but a bee can only pay attention to a few other bees at a time. Because crickets communicate through flowing waves, they communicate with large groups of crickets spread across hundreds of feet at a time, and the cricket brainwaves travel that way.

    Who wants to help in the attempt to communicate with crickets and see how intelligent they are?

    I see no reason to exclude the possibility that crickets may be the most intelligent life on Earth and Humans are only now figuring out how to communicate with them.

    Sat, Aug 18, 2012  Permanent link
    Categories: sound, crickets
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    GUSTS     Mon, Aug 20, 2012  Permanent link
    Would it be effective also to vary the waves that you test with the crickets (e.g. light or sound) and at different frequencies?
    BenRayfield     Sat, Sep 1, 2012  Permanent link
    The software I'm thinking of building would vary combinations of frequencies in complex ways and whatever else it takes to make the most use of the flexibility of how crickets communicate.
     
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