Dark synth: dark synthetic revived the eighties
2010's can rightly be called the decade of nostalgia for the eighties. And nostalgia is not for discos, but for deeper signs of age — by culture, attitude, naivete, understanding,…

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Sounds that are not
Let's listen to a tape of spiritual music — Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone. This is one…

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Musically gifted brain
Just as short-term learning increases the number of neurons that respond to sound, long-term learning increases the responses of nerve cells and even causes physical changes in the brain. Brain…

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Music and health (part 1)

I was walking along a quiet, old Moscow street one day and heard the wonderful sounds of Chopin from the window. Marvelled. After all, this house is a Russian research

Opening the massive door, entered the porch, climbed the stairs, found the room where the performance was. The doctor’s office could not be called this room: on the walls – paintings, at the tables – the bowed heads of young people who painted portraits, landscapes. At the piano sat a girl and played.

What is this – art school? No. The friendly, imposing man who approached me introduced himself: psychotherapist, head of the laboratory of the Institute of psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor of the Milan University of new medicine and Lomonosov Moscow state University Vladimir Leonidovich Raikov. Continue reading

The horror and mystery of a Russian folk
On the one hand, fortunately, gone are the days when the concept of "Russian folk music" was reduced to "Play, accordion" and the ensemble "birch". On the other hand, we…

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The sounds that feed the brain with energy
"Some sounds work just as well as a couple of cups of coffee," says Alfred Tomatis, an outstanding French expert in the field of hearing. This means that we can…

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Sounds that are not
Let's listen to a tape of spiritual music — Tibetan monks or Gregorian singing. If you listen, you can hear the voices merge, forming one pulsating tone. This is one…

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Mozart effect (part 2)
To test their assumptions Rauscher put a special experiment on rats, which is obviously not an emotional reaction to the music. A group of 30 rats was placed in a…

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