Posts tagged ‘synchronisation’

January 12, 2012

An easy synchronisation experiment

by James Thorniley

Imagine a circuit that causes a little light to flash on and off. Imagine that the frequency of that flashing is itself dependent on the light at a particular sensor. Imagine that such a circuit is placed next to another identical circuit, such that the light from each circuit is directed at the sensor on the other circuit. What do you expect to see? Find out after the break…

March 2, 2011

Synchronisation and the McClintock effect

by James Thorniley

I’m not an expert on menstruation. I’ve never done it, or had any reason to take a significant interest in it. But I had heard that women living together often “synchronise”, i.e. start to have their periods at the same time. Synchronisation is something that interests me, so I decided to look it up.


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