Cornell University Study Performed over Heavy Metal Mosh Pits

Cornell University Study Performed over Heavy Metal Mosh PitsPreparations are almost all done for the hardest and heaviest Soundwave Festival that will kick off next Saturday 23rd February at Brisbane's RNA Showgrounds. The festival is popular for its raging mosh pit.

Experts claim that the behavior of the crowd at these heavy metal concerts often results in injuries. So, they performed a Cornell University study recently to learn about the physics and the science that lies behind the collective behavior that applies to a mosh. The aim of the study was to identify how humans behave in extreme social conditions.

''This phenomenon resembles the kinetics of gaseous particles, even though moshers are self-propelled agents that experience dissipative collisions'', reported the study conducted by the physic department at Cornell University.

Explaining the findings, the Collective Motion Of Moshers at Heavy Metal Concerts said that it is basically under the influence of the high volumes, the pace of music, bright and flashing lights and frequent intoxication that makes the metal fans in mosh pits act more like gas than other crowds.

The work was done by a young graduate, Jesse Silverberg, of New York's Cornell University's physics department, who based his entire research project on it, The Atlantic reported.

So, the next time you are at a metal gig and a mosher from the crowd accuses you of being gassy, don't get serious.


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